TABLE 2-2 Examples of Fluoride Intake from Consumption of Community (Municipal) Water by People Living in Fluoridated Areasa

 

Typical Consumersb

High Consumersc

 

Water Consumption

Fluoride Intaked

Water Consumption

Fluoride Intaked

 

mL/day

mL/kg/day

mg/day

mg/kg/day

mL/day

mL/kg/day

mg/day

mg/kg/day

U.S. population (total)

1,000

17

0.7-1.2

0.012-0.020

2,100

33

1.5-2.5

0.023-0.040

All infants (<1 year)e

500

60

0.35-0.6

0.042-0.072

950

120

0.67-1.1

0.084-0.14

Children 1-2 years

350

26

0.25-0.42

0.018-0.031

700

53

0.49-0.84

0.037-0.064

Children 3-5 years

450

23

0.32-0.54

0.016-0.028

940

45

0.66-1.1

0.032-0.054

Children 6-12 years

500

16

0.35-0.6

0.011-0.019

1,000

33

0.7-1.2

0.023-0.040

Youths 13-19 years

800

12

0.56-0.96

0.0084-0.014

1,700

26

1.2-2.0

0.018-0.031

Adults 20-49 years

1,100

16

0.77-1.3

0.011-0.019

2,200

32

1.5-2.6

0.022-0.038

Adults 50+ years

1,200

17

0.84-1.4

0.012-0.020

2,300

32

1.6-2.8

0.022-0.038

Females 13-49 yearsf

980

15

0.69-1.2

0.011-0.018

2,050

32

1.4-2.5

0.022-0.038

aBased on consumption data described in Appendix B for people actually consuming community (municipal) water.

bBased on a typical consumption rate of community (municipal) water for the age group.

cBased on a reasonably high (but not upper bound) consumption rate of community (municipal) water for the age group; some individual exposures could be higher.

dBased on fluoride concentrations of 0.7-1.2 mg/L.

eIncludes any infant, nursing or nonnursing, who consumes at least some community water; these infants may be fed primarily breast milk, ready-to-feed formula (to which no water is normally added), or formula prepared from concentrate (which requires addition of water).

fWomen of childbearing age.



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