Webinar Video: Proposed NTP Evaluation on Fluoride Exposure and Potential for Developmental Neurobehavioral Effects
On October 7, 2015, the US NTP (National Toxicology Program of the National Institute of Health) announced that the “developmental neurotoxicity” of fluoride is being considered for study, because evidence linking fluoride to impaired brain development warrants an NTP investigation into fluoride’s detrimental effects on learning and memory.
At the NTP hearing Wednesday December 2, 2015, Project Leader Dr. Kristina Thayer outlined reasons for the studies that NTP seeks to conduct on fluoride: a systematic review of the existing research on fluoride’s developmental neurotoxicity, including human, animal, and cellular studies, and NTP’s own animal experiments, to clarify fluoride’s effects on learning and memory and the doses at which these effects can occur.
VIDEO: “Concept: Proposed NTP Evaluation on Fluoride Exposure and Potential for Developmental Neurobehavioral Effects.” Presentation by Dr. Kristina Thayer, NIEHS/DNTP. NTP Webinar, December 2, 2015 (“National Toxicology Department Webinar from 12-2-2015 – Fluoride”). Videographer: Doug Cragoe. [Running time 1:08:57]