While a certain amount of fluoride is necessary for your dental health, too much fluoride can be harmful. Children who consume too much fluoride are susceptible to dental fluorosis which can cause spots and discolorations on the teeth. Excessive fluoride can also cause skeletal fluorosis, resulting in painful joints and damaged bones. In extreme cases, too much fluoride can affect the parathyroid gland, causing hyperparathyroidism.
Fluoride is naturally found in some water sources and is often added to municipal water supplies. If you are concerned about the amount of fluoride that you and your family are consuming, you should test your water. The TestAssured Fluoride Test Kit will provide you with accurate results from a certified lab.
The EPA has set an allowable limit for fluoride in drinking water. Their maximum contaminant level (MCL) is 4.0 mg/L or 4.0 ppm. The EPA has set this level as a measure to prevent potential health problems. Using our Fluoride Water Test Kit is one of the simplest measures you can take to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of excessive fluoride consumption.