Fluoridation of Public Water Drinking Systems
ANA Position Statement
Effective Date: March 18, 2016
The American Nurses Association recognizes the public health benefits of fluoridation of public drinking water systems and supports its use when the following conditions are met:
- The concentration of fluoride in the public drinking water is in accordance with the most current Public Health Service Recommendations for safe and optimal prevention of dental caries.
- State and local governments have carefully considered whether to fluoridate the public drinking water based on the existing water supply’s naturally occurring fluoride concentration.
- The most current, evidence-based, sound research supports the benefits of public water fluoridation and does not indicate harmful risks.
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