Barry Gullet, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department
Dr. Marcus Plescia, Mecklenburg County Health Department
Dr. Stephen R. Keener, Mecklenburg County Health Department
• The presentation will provide the City Council an overview of the fluoridation program.
‘• The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department adds fluorosilicic acid (fluoride) during the drinking water treatment process to promote dental health.
• The activity is recommended by the Mecklenburg County Health Department, and it is performed in compliance with standards set forth by public health and environmental regulators.
• The amount of fluoride added to Charlotte’s tap water is consistent with the Environmental Protection Agency guidelines and health official recommendations – about 0.7 parts per million, or milligrams per liter, which is equivalent to less than a penny out of $10,000, or less than one minute out of two years.
• The water fluoridation program has been in place since 1949, and partners in the medical community recognize it as an important part of protecting public health.
Hot links to the above are here: http://charmeck.org/city/