U.S. Public Health Service Recommendation for Fluoride Concentration in Drinking Water for the Prevention of Dental Caries
Through this final recommendation, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) updates and replaces its 1962 Drinking Water Standards related to community water fluoridation—the controlled addition of a fluoride compound to a community water supply to achieve a concentration optimal for dental caries prevention.
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Surgeon General’s Perspective - Community Water Fluoridation: One of CDC’S “10 Great Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century"
Community water fluoridation is one of the most practical, cost-effective, equitable, and safe measures communities can take to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health. Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service Surgeon General encourages all Americans to make choices that enable them to prevent illness and promote well-being. Community water fluoridation, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has been so successful—leading to dramatic declines in both the prevalence and severity of tooth decay—that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified it as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.
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