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The Experiment on Kinston’s Kids

The experiment:

National Institute of Health Guidelines: NIH,, Section 46.111

NIH Guiding Principles for Ethical Research,; and NIH Patient Recruitment Ethical Guidelines,

Just Like Lead, Fluoride Harms Brains

Over 70 studies: Fluoride Action Network,
Internationally-known scientists:

Christine Till, PhD, Canada’s CTV, 2019: “4.5 points is a dramatic loss of IQ, comparable to what you’d see with lead exposure.”

Dimitiri Christakis, MD, MPH and Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH, JAMA editors on their podcast (around 4:25), 2019: (The 4.5 IQ loss is) “An effect size which is sizeable – on par with lead.”

David Bellinger, PhD, MSc, on NPR, 2019: “It’s actually very similar to the effect size that’s seen with childhood exposure to lead.”

Philippe Grandjean, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health, 2012: “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain.”

National Research Council: National Research Council, Fluoride in Drinking Water, 2006:

What Leaders Say

Linda Birnbaum: Environmental Health News, Oct. 7, 2020:

Gerald Durley: Personal correspondence, Aug. 22, 2022

Dimitri Christakis: IQ loss on a par with lead, Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics podcast, 2019:

Would not want his wife drinking fluoridated water, Washington Post, Aug. 19, 2019:

Ralph Mensah: Personal correspondence, Aug. 8, 2022

Know The Facts

Participants not being warned of health risks: WaterBEST Parental Consent Form, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

Participants harmed by the study won’t be compensated: Same as above,

Study’s leader paid $22,400 to defend fluoridation: Fluoride Action Network,

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