Natick’s Water & Sewer Division has notified customers that it is scheduled to resume adding fluoride to the drinking water system on March 1. As we recently reported, the division had informed the Select Board and Board of Health recently that it was aiming for a fluoride return by spring.
The division suspended the addition of sodium fluoride in January of 2022 due to a lack of availability caused by supply chain issues.
The division maintains a target fluoride level of 0.7 ppm, as recommended by the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health to reduce tooth decay. Natick has added fluoride to its water supply for more than 25 years.
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Fluoride is not necessary these days, it can be obtained in toothpaste and dental offices. Would prefer it would be voluntary as it may be harmful to the thyroid.