Fluoride Action Network

Sept 8 meeting: Fluoridation of Charlotte drinking water supply

September 8th, 2014


Barry Gullet, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department
Dr. Marcus Plescia, Mecklenburg County Health Department
Dr. Stephen R. Keener, Mecklenburg County Health Department

Time 25 minutes


• 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.

Future Action

The presentation is for information only.

Attachment 1

Mecklenburg County Medical Society Resolution

Community Fluoridation Position Statement

Fluoridation and Intelligence Study

Letter from Harvard University’s Deans

Neurodevelopmental Toxicity: Still More Questions than Answers

I Like My Teeth – Myths & Facts

Hot links to the above are here: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cityclerk/documents/agendas/2014/09.08.14.pdf