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CDC seeks comments on proposed control range for fluoride in water

August 07, 2018 The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on a proposed updated operational control range around optimal fluoride concentration in community water systems.
In 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services recommended a then-newly calibrated ratio of fluoride to water at .7 mg/L, or parts per million. The ADA supported the recommendation.

Now the government said it is proposing the operational control range of .6 mg/L to 1.0 mg/L "based on analysis of available data."

Managers of adjusted water systems at state and local levels need the updated operational control range to ensure the maintenance of consistent monthly averages in fluoride concentration that maximize prevention of tooth decay, the department said in its call for comments.

The department is accepting comments on the existence of any "evidence-based concerns about the appropriateness of the proposed operational control range."

For more information or to submit a formal comment, click here.