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Baby Formulas Reconstituted With Low-Fluoride Water Are Within Tolerable Range

October 1, 2009: 06:14 AM EST
Scientists who compared fluoride levels of various infant formulas with the upper limits recommended by the U.S. Institute of Medicine found that fluoride content was generally low in both dry and liquid formulas themselves. Moreover, levels remained low (less than 1.0 part per million) if reconstituted with low-fluoride water. If reconstituted with water that contained greater than 1.0 ppm of fluoride, infants were likely to be at greater risk for exposure to intolerable fluoride levels as defined by the IOM. An anti-fluoride group issued a press release about the study saying babies don’t need fluoride, which can discolor young teeth.
Chakwan Siew, PhD, Sheila Strock, DMD, MPH, et al., "Assessing a Potential Risk Factor for Enamel Fluorosis", Journal of the American Dental Association, October 01, 2009, © American Dental Association
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