HHS, EPA Address Current Water Fluoridation Levels

Law360, New York (January 7, 2011, 7:20 PM EST) -- Federal officials revealed measures Friday to maximize water fluoridation's health benefits, including the initiation of a review of the current level of fluoride in water and a proposal that it be set at the lowest end of the optimal range.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's intention to launch a new assessment of the maximum amount of fluoride allowable in drinking water as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' proposed recommendation of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water — which falls...
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