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Fluoride Finder:
How Much Fluoride is In Your Water?

from Mary Shomon,
Your Guide to Thyroid Disease

The link between fluoride and the thyroid is becoming increasingly clear to experts. Find out about the fluoride/thyroid connection, and then use the Fluoride Finder to tap into the CDC's state and local database, which allows consumers in currently participating states to learn the fluoridation status of their water system.

According to the CDC: "The best source of information on fluoride levels in your water system is your local water utility. All water utilities must provide their consumers with a Consumer Confidence Report that provides information on a system's water quality, including its fluoridation level. The state drinking water administrator or state oral health program also should be able to help you identify the fluoride level of your drinking water.

Optimal fluoride levels recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service and CDC for drinking water range from 0.7 parts per million (ppm) for warmer climates to 1.2 ppm for cooler climates to account for the tendency for people to drink more water in warmer climates."



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ALABAMA
ALASKA
AMERICAN SAMOA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
COMMONWEALTH OF N. MARIAN IS.
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
GUAM
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
PUERTO RICO
REPUBLIC OF MARSHALL ISLANDS
REPUBLIC OF PALAU
RHODE ISLAND
SAMPLE DATA
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
UTAH
VERMONT
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WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
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WYOMING

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