An influential medical journal published a study Monday that links #fluoride consumption during pregnancy with lower childhood IQs—a finding that could undermine decades of public-health messaging, fire up #conspiracytheorists , and alarm mothers-to-be.
The research was expected to be so controversial that JAMA Pediatrics included an editor’s note saying the decision to publish it was not easy and that it was subjected to “additional scrutiny.” “It is the only editor’s note I’ve ever written,” Dimitri Christakis, editor in chief of JAMA Pediatrics and a pediatrician, told The Daily Beast. “There was concern on the journal’s editorial team about how this would play out in the public eye and what the public-health implications would be.” About three-fourths of the #UnitedStates drinks fluoridated #tapwater —which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared one of the 10 greatest public-health achievements of the 20th century because it dramatically reduces tooth decay.
A handful of earlier studies have suggested that prenatal fluoride exposure could affect neurodevelopment, but many experts considered those to be substandard. The new study, vetted by the premier medical publisher in the U.S., is seen as more rigorous. “When we started in this field, we were told that fluoride is safe and effective in pregnancy,” said study co-author Christine Till of #YorkUniversity in #Toronto . “But when we looked for the evidence to suggest that it’s safe, we didn’t find any studies done on pregnant women.” They recruited 512 pregnant women from six #Canadian cities and measured their exposure several ways: analyzing the amount of fluoride in their urine; looking at how much tap water and tea they drank; and comparing the fluoride concentration in the community drinking water.
Then, when the women’s children were 3 or 4, the researchers gave them IQ tests and crunched the numbers to see if they could find any trends. “We saw an association between prenatal fluoride exposure and lower IQ scores in children,” study author Rivky Green said. 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾 #WarOnConsciousness
Lazy summer afternoons, walks along the beach,balmy evenings, cloudless skies, stars just out of reach. Sailing on a quiet lake, hammocks in the shade, these are the simple treasures of which August days are made. 💕😀 📸: @thisisceiliamok@rocknwarren
With @officialfxc just a few days away, let’s look back at our guests who you can meet at this year’s convention! First up from episode 14, Jason Anarchy (@jasonanarchy) of Jason Anarchy Games. Creator of the Drinking Quest series, Pretending to Grownup (which we played and reviewed), and many more games (and music too!). Be sure to check out his games for sale and ask him to flex for you. Just don’t bad mouth The Lord of The Rings or else!
In Frame: Kalbi + Naengmyeon (Cold noodles)
Huh Ga Ne is my go to spot for Korean food at Yonge & Finch (24 hour for all you night owls). I got their cold noodles on a particularly hot day with their sweet and spicy sauce and they were so satisfying. Huge portion, chewy, and slightly sweet and spicy! They also have solid staples like pork bone soup and table cooking for bigger groups!
What’s your go to order when you eat Korean food? I’m looking to try new dishes!
Toronto it’s been real ! I had a blast a beautiful diverse (clean) city can’t wait to go back the CNE was awesome a cool mix of culture, music food and games the museum had some of the coolest exhibits I’ve ever seen and the ferry tour to the neighboring islands offered some of the best views of the entire trip so T. Dot this is goodbye until next time ! #Toronto#CNE#The6#InternationalG#Canada#DontbuyDoritosHere#Views#NWTS#Tour#Travel#Explore
Hey, Toronto! Canada’s Walk of Fame is looking for a Manager of Program Planning and Partnerships!
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So much to do, so much to see! Get out there and explore our city! 📷 @glemarieasinas
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Take a few minutes to understand the five Cs of credit: capacity, capital, collateral, consistency and character. You want the lender to see that you are a good investment, and I’ll be happy to help you make the best impression ⭐⠀ #MortgageMonday
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🍷Jacob’s Creek Summer Food & Wine Pairing 🍷
Yesterday I had the pleasure of hosting a farm to table 4 course food and wine pairing afternoon.
Guests were treated to buffalo cauliflower paired with #jacobscreek DOTS Pinot Grigio
For second course was an array of local cheeses and calamari with fresh lemon paired with our Double Barrel #chardonnay
Our stunning #VBbride , Rebecca, during her trial. Pure elegance 👑✨ Hair and makeup by Cristina and Victoria of @vb.makeuphair *Side note I got a kick out of saying I was doing Mike Babcock's daughter's wedding to my dad who's a leafs fan. Same name, no relation lol of course my dad says 'well I have some words on how he can improve the team' 😂
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Surround yourself with pizza, not negativity. Opt for vegan cheese for some extra positivity 😉 $12 pizzas all night long at our Danforth and Ajax locations! #ilfornello (via @lovewildlivefree)
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🍁 seems wild to me that August is half over already .. did summer go by scary fast for anyone else!? I am starting to book up for all #fall related makeup needs!! DM me or email with any questions or bookings 💕 📩
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Welcome to the Volon Forest.
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New Episode Of Weekly Wine Comic Time is Out Now, Link in bio to listen!
Welcome To Weekly Wine Comic Time, the weekly single issue comic review show brought to you by your hosts Niko and Christine. Join us as we sip on some wine and discuss our favourite comics every episode!
This show is brought to you by the Late Night Chat Network of Podcasts on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/neeks1244
0:00-1:00: Intro Music
1:00-4:30: Intro/ Our Wines For The Night
4:30-8:45: Amazing Spider-Man 27
8:45-13:30: Conan Exodus 1
13:30-18:00: Silver Surfer Black 3
18:00-21:30: Event Leviathan 3
21:30-25:00: Fantastic Four 13
25:00-29:30: Black Hammer/ Justice League 2
29:30-34:30: Gideon Falls 16
34:30-43:00: Powers Of X 2
43:00-51:00: The White Trees 1
51:00-54:00: Batman Universe 2
54:00-57:00: Our Favorites Of The Week
Sunken Ship at #Ontario 💙💙
Going to Flowerpot Island in Tobermory? Here’s the route I took. You’ll be taking one of these two boats if you go with Bruce Anchor Cruises. (Swipe left) Get there fast with the speed boat that will have you there with wind-swept hair.
On your way back, choose to take the glass bottom boat that will take you around the harbour where the shipwreck lays. It’s a slower trip back but worth it for the calm ride back.
Happy Monday babes! Hope you’re all having a productive start to the week 💪🏽✨
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A quick zip down to the drive-in to make the most of these beautiful summer nights
The summer Jordan and I started dating, we had our first drive-in movie date and to this day it remains one of my favourite dates of all time 🎥🍿
I loved reliving this experience using @zipcar through the convenience and ease of their vehicles, which are available to rent by the hour or day. With @zipcar located in so many lots around Toronto, it makes day trips (or date nights) that much more accessible and, with car sharing, sustainable! Head to their website to sign up and start your free trial 🤗 @zipcar@5driveinoakville#zipoutdoors#ad
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Red is still my favourite colour
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Here’s a sunset from the Island. I hope everyone had a great weekend! Let me know which one you like best.
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