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HISTORY OF WATER FLUORIDATION IN CONNECTICUT


Water fluoridation became a law in Connecticut on May 18, 1965, initiated by Public Act 156. Public Water Systems (PWSs) serving 50,000 or more were required to begin fluoridation on January 1, 1967, and PWSs serving 20,000 to 49,999 people were required to begin fluoridation on October 1, 1967.

The amount of fluoride in many drinking water supplies is changed to a level to help reduce tooth decay and promote good oral health. Research studies conducted by the CDC, the National Research Council, the U.S. Surgeon General and others has shown that water fluoridation is safe, effective and the best way to improve oral health in a community.

HHS Fluoride Announcement

 

 

 

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