13 January 2011

Dept of H&HS Lowers Fluoride Level in Drinking Water

Today the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) published their recommendation for lowering the level of fluoride to 0.7 parts-per-million for all public drinking water that is artificially fluoridated.  Their proposal appeared in the Federal Register and is available at

Public comments on the recommendation can be submitted by email on or before February 14 to CWFcomments@cdc.gov
· 0.7 ppm is too high. It neither protects teeth from dental fluorosis, the stated reason for the lowering, nor does it protect the baby's developing brain, an issue not even mentioned in today's announcement.

· An infant who receives formula reconstituted with fluoridated tap water at this new level (0.7 ppm), will receive approximately 175 times more fluoride than a breast-fed infant. These infants are not being protected with this new level.
  Doubt that fluoride is toxic, doesn't protect teeth and actually damages them? Read 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoride

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