National Academies Advisory: March 22 news conference on fluoride in drinking water

FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER: A SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OF EPA'S STANDARDS, a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council, examines whether the limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has placed on the amount of fluoride allowed in drinking water is adequate to protect against adverse health effects associated with excess exposure to the chemical. Drinking-water supplies or wells that reach or exceed the current EPA standard contain fluoride from naturally occurring sources or from contamination. The report does not examine the risks or benefits of adding fluoride to drinking water for dental health purposes. It will be released at a one-hour news conference.

DETAILS:
11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in Room 150 of the National Academies building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast of the briefing and submit questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org.

REPORTERS: OBTAIN A COPY OR REGISTER TO ATTEND by contacting the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu. Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 3 p.m. EST on March 21. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EST ON MARCH 22.

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