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New Proposed Fluoridation Control Range Published

In a Federal Register Notice on July 13, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a proposed operational control range around the optimal fluoride concentration in community water systems that adjust fluoride.  The proposed operational control range is 0.6 mg/L to 1.0 mg/L. This will help guide operators of water systems as they work to achieve the optimal fluoridation target level of 0.7 mg/L that was set in 2015. For operational criteria, CDC is proposing that the monthly average fluoride level is maintained within the proposed operational control range, and 80% of daily measurements of fluoride are maintained within the proposed operational control range.

CDC is requesting comment on the proposed control range and operational criteria.  Comments can be submitted until October 11, 2018.  Comments can be submitted through www.regulations.gov using Docket number CDC–2018–0064 or directly to CDC at Division of Oral Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS S107-8, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Attn: Docket Number: CDC-2018-0064.

Additional details on the proposal are included in the Federal Register Notice.