Pennsylvania American Water announced today that it has lowered the level of fluoride in the drinking water supplied to its West Shore system customers. The change comes after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency recommended lower levels last January.
The water company says the target level for the West Shore system is .7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water. The previous level had been 1 milligram per liter.
Pennsylvania American Water serves more than 36,000 customers in Camp Hill, East Pennsboro, Enola, Fairview, Hampden, Lemoyne, Lower Allen, Newberry, New Cumberland, New Kingston, Shiremanstown, Silver Spring, Upper Allen and Wormleysburg.
In January federal officials issued the new recommendations to balance the benefits of preventing tooth decay while limiting other possible unwanted health effects of fluoride.
Fluoride Lowered in Some Drinking Water
Pennsylvania American Water Announces Lower Fluoride Level
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