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New Fluoride Standard Proposed — How Safe Is It?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a new fluoride standard for bottled water — one with lower concentration levels. If the proposal is finalized, allowable levels of fluoride in domestically packaged and imported bottled water will be lowered to 0.7 milligrams per liter — a slight change from the current standard range between 0.8 and 1.7 milligrams per liter. The new regulation would not affect allowable levels of fluoride in bottled water that may contain fluoride from source water. It would only apply to bottled water with added fluoride.  Read more...



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