Fluoride exposure during pregnancy and its effects on childhood neurobehavior: a study among mother-child pairs from Mexico City, Mexico

Overall, this investigation found no evidence of a detectable adverse outcome on offspring neurobehavioral development associated with maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy. Fluoride measured in pregnancy urine and plasma was not significantly associated with child’s MDI at any age, and it did not differentially affect MDI at ages 1, 2, and 3. Furthermore, trimester-specific measures of maternal fluoride measures were not significantly associated with offspring MDI.

Fluoride exposure during pregnancy and its effects on childhood neurobehavior: a study among mother-child pairs from Mexico City, Mexico
Deena B. Thomas
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Health Sciences) in the University of Michigan 2014

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