Water Authority cuts fluoride from city water
Posted at: 04/11/2012
"Fluoride is no longer being added to Albuquerque's drinking water. City officials argued supplemental fluoride is not necessary to meet current standards, but a local dentist said they should think twice...
"We're going to err on the side of caution," said David Morris, with the Water Authority.
"Morris said under current standards, they do not need to add fluoride to Albuquerque's water. "People need to understand that fluoride occurs naturally in our water and we're achieving the level, 0.7 parts per million, that is right in-line with what is being recommended right now with C.D.C (Center for Disease Control) and E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency)."
"Morris said residents were notified about the change in a recent Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority newsletter, but said that supplemental fluoride has not been added to city water for more than a year now.
"The CDC and EPA are expected to put out a new recommended fluoride level sometime this year.
At that time, they will re-evaluate their decision and make adjustments accordingly, Morris said."