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Fluoride in Water Testing CT

Fluoride in Water Testing CTWhat is fluoride?

Fluoride is a common element found in minerals, rock and soil throughout CT.  It naturally occurs in the earth’s soil.

How does fluoride get into CT drinking water?

As groundwater passes through minerals, rocks and soil it picks up fluoride and becomes dissolved in the groundwater.

What is the best level of fluoride in drinking water?

To protect teeth from decay, the best level of fluoride in drinking water is between 0.7 mg/L to 1.2 mg/L (“mg/L” is  a measurement used to determine how many milligrams in each liter of water).

How do you find out if you have fluoride in your CT drinking water?

If you have your own well, you can have your drinking water tested at a professional.

What is a dangerous level of fluoride?

A fluoride level above 4.0 mg/L is not safe to drink. With long-term use, fluoride levels above 4.0 mg/L can cause skeletal fluorosis which is a serious bone disorder.

A fluoride level above 2.0 mg/L can cause dental fluorosis in children. Dental fluorosis causes the staining and pitting of teeth. This is a cosmetic problem and not a health risk

In conclusion, exposure to excessive consumption of fluoride over a lifetime may lead to increased likelihood of bone fractures in adults, and may result in effects on bone leading to pain and tenderness. Children aged 8 years and younger exposed to excessive amounts of fluoride have an increased chance of developing pits in the tooth enamel, along with a range of cosmetic effects to teeth.

Call today 888-558-1574 to find out what the level of fluoride in your drinking water is.  “Near me, in my area, in CT?” Yes!