Is fluoridation safe?
  • Public health institutions like CDC and ADA conclude that extensive research conducted over the past 50 years has demonstrated that fluoridation of public water supplies is a safe and effective way to reduce the incidence of tooth decay in a community.
  • A detailed review by the National Research Council in 1993 found no links between low-level fluoride ingestion and occurrences of cancer, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, immunological disorders, reproductive effects, genetic disorders, or bone fractures.
  • While exposure to high levels of fluoride over a long time can cause dental fluorosis, a condition that leads to mottled tooth enamel, discoloration, and in some cases erosion the gum line, the fluoride content in your drinking water is limited under federal law and the levels are very low.

For More Information on Fluoridation, please follow the link to the American Water Works Association for Straight Talk on Fluoridation.

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1. How do you know your water is safe?
2. Our Goal?
3. Does anyone else test our water?
4. Why are so many tests conducted?
5. What are some of the chemicals we look for in the testing process?
6. What is fluoridation, and why is fluoride added to my water?
7. Is fluoridation safe?