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TABLE F-3 Adequate Intake (AI) for Fluoride

Life Stage Group

AI (mg/d)a

Basis for AI

0–6 mo

0.01

Human milk content

7–12 mo

0.5

Caries prevention

1–3 y

0.7

Caries prevention

4–8 y

1

Caries prevention

9–13 y

2

Caries prevention

14–18 y, males

3

Caries prevention

14–18 y, females

3

Caries prevention

>19 y, males

4

Caries prevention

>19 y, females

3

Caries prevention

Pregnancy and lactation, <18 y

3

Caries prevention

Pregnancy and lactation, 19–50 y

3

Caries prevention

a For all life stage groups, the AI was calculated using 0.05 mg/kg/day as the amount of fluoride needed to prevent dental caries. This amount was based on the studies outlined in this table.

b Unless noted otherwise, all studies were performed in the United States or Canada.



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