Before a water supply is fluoridated, there should be a local assessment of the impact on affected aquatic ecosystems.
This assessment should examine background fluoride levels and estimate what the levels will be after fluoridation.
They began installing all the necessary equipment at the end of 2016.
There are now, however, valid concerns regarding the potential adverse impact of fluoridation on the environment, wildlife, and human health.
Therefore, the Sierra Club believes that communities should have the option to reject mandatory fluoridation of their water supplies.
Should you have any questions regarding fluoride in your water, please contact the Water Quality Specialist for the City of Fullerton at (714) 738-2835.
In addition, if you have concerns or comments about MWD’s fluoridation policy, you should contact them directly at (213) 217-5709.
In contrast, the City’s groundwater has naturally occurring levels of fluoride ranging from 0.3 to 0.5 ppm.
Currently, water purchased from MWD is provided primarily to consumers located in the northerly portions of Fullerton, but can be provided to consumers in the central portion of the City depending on water demands.The Sierra Club recommends lowering the maximum contaminant level of fluoride in drinking water from the present 4mg/L to a level shown not to harm aquatic ecosystems or human health.[National Research Council, The Sierra Club understands the historic reason that fluoridation of public water supplies has been promoted and that it may have been historically justifiable (162 million people get fluoride added to their municipal water supply at the recommended level of 0.7-1.2 mg/L).For those water suppliers that do choose to fluoridate their water supplies, the California Department of Health Services requires daily monitoring by water utilities to ensure fluoride remains within acceptable levels.The California Department of Health Services established a primary drinking water standard for fluoride at less than 2 mg/L, which is more stringent than EPA’s primary standard of less than 4 mg/L, and must be met by all water suppliers.Buda — located in one of the fastest-growing counties in the U. — receives the majority of its water from San Marcos' municipal water plant.