US Lowering Fluoride Amount Required In Drinking Water

Many people are worried about the mandatory requirement to treat drinking water with fluoride. Too much fluoride has become a common cause of white splotches on teeth in children. One study found about two out of five adolescents had tooth streaking or spottiness. Now, for the first time in over 50 years, the US government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water. Since 1962, the US government has been advising water utilities and water treatment systems to add fluoride to a level of 0.7 parts per million in warmer climates, where people drink more water, to 1.2 parts per million in cooler areas. The new standard proposed is 0.7 everywhere…Read More (PDF)

June 1, 2015


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