Fluoridation Chemicals May
Exceed EPA Arsenic MCL Levels
NSF is a non-for-profit product
standards organization. They suggest standards for fluoridation
chemicals classified as ANSI/NSF Standard 60, Drinking Water
In response to a letter of
inquiry by the State of Florida, Department of Public Health,
inquiring about the amount of heavy metals in fluoridation chemicals,
NSF sent a letter, dated April 24, 2000, stating the following
"The results in Table
1 indicate that the most common contaminant in these products [fluoridated
water] is Arsenic..
The U.S. EPA recently proposed lowering the maximul MCL (Maximum
Contaminent Level) from 50 ppb to 5 ppb. The end results is that
future tests of fluoridation chemicals may result in increased
product failures [drinking water exceeding maximum Arsenic levels]
when the lower Arsenic MCL of 5 ppb is promulgated."
"Other significant contanimants found..
General Manager, Drinking Water Additives Certification Program