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Preterm Birth, Infant Deaths
and Fluoridated Water

Reviewed and updated June 26, 2017,
The CDC's 2017 Preterm Birth page

Preterm Birth and African Americans

The preterm birth rate among African-American women was
about 50% higher
than the rate among white women. – CDC

The CDC has long known that fluoride's
adverse effects disproportionally affect African Americans:

"Fluorosis was more severe among non-Hispanic black children
than among non-Hispanic white or Mexican-American children." CDC

Dental fluorosis is visible proof of susceptibility to systemic fluoride toxicity.

Water Fluoridation: an Environmental Justice Issue
Current data show that water fluoridation disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities. In response to this data, a growing number of civil rights advocates have begun calling for a moratorium on fluoridation programs.

Preterm Birth and Fluoridated Water

"One third (36%) of infant deaths
were due to preterm-related causes
." – CDC

Comparing a state's percentage of fluoridated water with its infant and neonatal death rates reveals that the more-fluoridated states have 9 to 19% greater infant mortality rates than the less-fluoridated states:

From Pregnancy and Fluoride Do Not Mix

From the Afterword of Pregnancy and Fluoride Do Not Mix

Infancy and Fluoride Do Not Mix