Request for Comment on Proposed Fluoridation Guidance

Aug 01, 2018 | Michelle Shapiro

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a proposed operational control range around optimal fluoride concentration in community water systems that adjust fluoride, and monthly adherence to that range.

The proposed operational control range is 0.6 mg/L to 1.0 mg/L. CDC bases this guidance on the following considerations: (1) Concentration of fluoride in water shown to prevent tooth decay and (2) Ability of water systems to control variation in fluoride concentration.

Written comments must be received on or before October 11, 2018.

Learn more and provide your comments.


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Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

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