24 Feb 2012

USA - Water company lowers fluoride levels

Water company lowers fluoride levels
12:01am on Feb 24, 2012; Modified: 12:40am on Feb 24, 2012
Pennsylvania American Water, a private company providing water to the Philipsburg area, has lowered the amount of fluoride in its water at the request made Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
HHS is proposing that the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water can be set at the lowest end of the current optimal range to prevent tooth decay, and EPA is initiating a review of the maximum amount of fluoride allowed in drinking water.
HHS and EPA reached an understanding of the latest science on fluoride and its effect on tooth decay prevention, and the development of dental fluorosis that may occur with excess fluoride consumption during the tooth forming years, age 8 and younger.
Dental fluorosis in the United States appears mostly in the very mild or mild form – as barely visible lacy white markings or spots on the enamel. The severe form of dental fluorosis, with staining and pitting of the tooth surface, is rare in the United States.
HHS’ proposed recommendation of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water replaces the current recommended range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams.

They still want to put in 1ppm in Southampton's water

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