Fluoride

The Green Bay Water Utility began adding fluoride to its water in 1957 when the Green Bay City Council passed a resolution directing its use based on a request from the Green Bay Health Department.  The current recommended level from the US Department of Health and Human Services for public water supplies is 0.7 mg/l.   The Green Bay Water Utility adds fluoride at a dose of 0.70 mg/l conforming to the current health recommendation.

Fluoride, in low levels in drinking water, is proven to help prevent tooth decay. The American Dental Association (ADA), The American Medical Association (AMA) and the U.S. Public Health Service have endorsed water fluoridation.

You can find additional information on the following websites:

Centers for Disease Control:  www.cdc.gov/fluoridation

United States Environmental Protection Agency: http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/fluoride.cfm

American Dental Association:  www.ada.org/fluoride.aspx

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/P4/P40111.pdf