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Briefing Date:03/21/2006
Topic:Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water

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Briefings for Congressional Staff Only
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
428-A Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.
and
2325 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 4:00 p.m.

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on

Fluoride in Drinking Water:
A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards

by

John Doull, M.D., Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical School; and Chair, Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies

Charles Poole, Sc.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Member, Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies

Thomas Webster, D.Sc., Boston University; and Member, Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies

Fluoride is one of the drinking water contaminants regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report, Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards, evaluates the scientific basis of two of the agency's guidelines for fluoride and their adequacy for protecting public health. One of the guidelines is a health-based standard called the maximum contaminant level goal, which is designed to prevent the public from being exposed to harmful levels of fluoride. The other guideline, known as the secondary maximum contaminant level, is used to reduced the severity and occurrence of a cosmetic consequence (mottling of tooth enamel) of exposure to fluoride.

These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 22, 2006 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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