A long-term study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found the loss of IQ is quite large – a child of a mother drinking water with 1 part per million (ppm) of fluoride would be predicted to have an IQ that is 5 to 6 points lower than a child born to a mother who drank fluoride-free water. Paul Connett, Ph.D., toxicologist, environmental chemist and former director of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) notes:
“This should spell the end of water fluoridation worldwide. How can you possibly continue to expose millions of pregnant women and children to a known neurotoxic substance, now that you know there’s a relationship between how much fluoride a woman is exposed to in pregnancy and the IQ of the children born to them?”