January 7, 2011
The U.S. Government is expected to reduce the recommended amount of fluoride in the drinking water after finding that 41% of kids have mild fluorosis.
Fluoride in drinking water has been used since 1945 in the U.S. About 73% of Americans have access to fluoridated water provided by their municipal water supply.
Fluoride prevents tooth decay and can be vital to the proper formation of teeth in young children. Community water fluoridation has been found to be very cost effective. Savings per person found in some studies showed a range of about $16 in communities of less than 5000 people to $19 in communities with more than 20,000.
This article was posted: Friday, January 7, 2011 at 9:52 am