What do you think of the U.S. lowering fluoride in your drinking water from 1.2 ppm to .7ppm?
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is recommending these changes to the EPA.
- Officials are recommending lowering the amount of the chemical in drinking water because of an increase in a condition called ‘fluorosis’ which causes spotting on children’s teeth.
Source: New Recommendations for Flouride in Tap Water, January 10, 2011.
- The Nebraska Health and Human Services believes 1.0 ppm needs to be the minimum to prevent cavities.
Source: Nebraska Dental Health Division
It will be interesting to follow this story in 2011. Watch the video for a more in depth look at this story.