US lowers fluoride levels in drinking water for first time in over 50 years


Too much fluoride a common cause of white splotches and streaks on teeth
US lowers fluoride levels in drinking water for first time in over 50 years

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by Associated Press | April 27, 2015


The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.

Some people are getting too much fluoride because it is also now put in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, health officials said Monday in announcing the change.

Too much fluoride has become a common cause of white splotches on teeth in children. One study found about two out of five adolescents had tooth streaking or spottiness.

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