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Comment & Response
December 30, 2019

Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure and Child IQ

Author Affiliations
  • 1President, American Dental Association, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2School of Dentistry, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
  • 3Chair, Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention, American Dental Association, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(2):214-215. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5263

To the Editor This letter is in response to the Green et al article,1 published online on August 19, 2019. While the results of the study by Green et al1 may support hypothesis testing, they should not be used to make public health recommendations. This is especially true given the number of limitations noted by the researchers themselves. In addition, we would like to raise awareness of several important methodologic omissions from the article.

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