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North Carolina County Bans Fluoride After Resident Points to Study that Shows Pregnant Women...

• By Anthony Scott

A North Carolina County has banned fluoride from being used in the county's water supply.

Union County commissioners in a 3-2 voted to stop using fluoride in its water supply after residents were concerned about its possible side effects on children.

Before the Union County commissioners voted, several community members gave their thoughts on fluoride being used in the water supply.

Dr. Meg Lochary favored fluoride remaining in the water supply and argued that the chemical reduces tooth decay for those who rarely see a dentist.

Leader of the Union County Chapter of Moms for Liberty, Abigal Prado, had a different take and stated: "Millions of pregnant women are currently being exposed to levels of fluoride that have the potential to lower their children's IQ by at least four to six points."

Prado added, "The loss of a single IQ point translates into a 2% reduction in lifetime economic productivity."

The Moms of Liberty chapter leader referenced a 2019 study published in JAMA Pediatrics that revealed:  "Fluoride exposure during pregnancy may be associated with adverse effects on child intellectual development, indicating the possible need to reduce fluoride intake during pregnancy."