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Proposed Rule to Revise the Allowable Level of Fluoride in Bottled Water to which Fluoride Has Been Added, Preliminary Economic Impact Analysis

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to revise the quality standard for bottled water to specify that bottled water to which fluoride is added by the manufacturer may not contain fluoride in excess of 0.7 milligrams per liter (mg/L).  This action, if finalized, will revise the current allowable levels for fluoride in domestically packaged and imported bottled water to which fluoride is added.  We are taking this action to make the quality standard regulation for fluoride added to bottled water consistent with the recommendation by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) for community water systems that add fluoride for the prevention of dental caries.  This action, if finalized, will not affect the allowable levels for fluoride in bottled water to which fluoride is not added by the manufacturer (such bottled water may contain fluoride from its source water)

Regulatory Impact Analysis

Proposed Rule to Revise the Allowable Level of Fluoride in Bottled Water to which Fluoride Has Been Added Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis (PDF - 138KB)

Federal Register: 84 FR 12975, April 3, 2019

Docket: FDA-2018-N-1815