Uncovering the Hazards of Fluoride and Its Impact on Cognitive Development: A Conversation with Paul Connett, Ph.D.

In this insightful interview with Paul Connett, Ph.D., the co-founder and scientific advisor of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), important updates regarding fluoride and its impact on health are discussed. As advocates for optimal health, it’s crucial to understand the risks associated with fluoridated water and work towards ending this practice.

Fluoride has been linked to lower IQ levels in children, as evidenced by studies funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS). The findings are alarming, with pregnant women’s fluoride exposure correlating with decreased IQ in their children. This information serves as a wake-up call to the detrimental effects fluoride can have on cognitive development.

Moreover, the recent pandemic measures, such as mask-wearing and isolation, have been suggested to contribute to a significant drop in IQ among infants born during this period. The cumulative impact of fluoride exposure and other environmental factors paints a concerning picture of potential cognitive decline in children.

Despite mounting evidence showcasing the harmful effects of water fluoridation, bureaucratic inertia and profit motives continue to perpetuate this practice. It is disheartening to see that some public health authorities prioritize reducing tooth decay over safeguarding children’s brain development. The influence of vested interests, including the dental and phosphate fertilizer industries, underscores the challenges faced in rectifying this damaging policy.

Efforts by organizations like FAN to raise awareness and advocate for change are commendable. The pushback against entrenched policies highlights the importance of prioritizing scientific evidence and public health over convenience or monetary gains.

As we await further developments, it is crucial to take proactive steps to minimize fluoride exposure. Opting for non-fluoridated spring water and avoiding fluoridated products can help mitigate risks. By being mindful of dietary sources of fluoride and seeking alternative options, individuals can take control of their health and well-being.

The ongoing lawsuit against the EPA and the quest for a definitive resolution underscore the commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of the population. By staying informed and proactive, we can collectively work towards a future where public health policies are guided by rigorous scientific research and prioritization of human health.

For Dr. Mercola’s detailed insights on this critical issue and the latest updates on the fight against water fluoridation, visit the original article [here](https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/06/26/2022-fluoride-action-update-june-2022.aspx).

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