The use of fluoride in drinking water has been a contentious issue for decades, but recent research has highlighted a possible link between fluoride exposure and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A recent study conducted by the Children’s Health Defense showed that children who drank fluoridated cola were more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than those who drank non-fluoridated cola. The study was based on data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
The findings from this study are particularly concerning, as it supports the hypothesis that fluoride exposure could be a contributing factor to the rising rates of ADHD diagnoses among children. The study’s lead author, Dr. Maria Neira, had this to say: “Our findings suggest that the widespread use of fluoridated drinking water and food may be contributing to the rising rates of ADHD in the U.S.”
While more research is needed to confirm the link between fluoride and ADHD, this latest study adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests that fluoride may have detrimental effects on children’s mental health. With this in mind, it’s important to consider the implications of fluoridated drinking water and food, and to make sure that children’s health and wellbeing are being taken into account.