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Is my water fluoridated?

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Fluoride is naturally present at low levels in most drinking water so can be considered as not requiring treatment unless you have a very specific intolerance.

 

In the UK there is no artificially added fluoride in Scotland, Wales or Northern Irelend, however; some regional Local Authorities in England have opted to fluoridate the public drinking water supply and there are also a few naturally high fluoride areas.

 

Here is a list roughly indicating fluoridated and higher natural fluoride areas:

 

  • Most of Northumberland (artificially fluoridated up to a max of 0.99mg/l)
  • Most of west Cumbria (artificially fluoridated up to a max of 0.99mg/l)
  • County Durham around Hartlepool (naturally occurring up a max of 1.5mg/l in some areas)
  • Parts of South Humberside, North Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire (artificially fluoridated up to a max of 0.99mg/l)
  • Part of Cheshire around and including Crewe (artificially fluoridated up to a max of 0.99mg/l)
  • Most of Staffordshire and the West Midlands including Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Coventry (artificially fluoridated up to a max of 0.99mg/l)
  • Parts of Worcestershire and Warwickshire (artificially fluoridated up to a max of 0.99mg/l)
  • Most of Bedforshire (artificially fluoridated up to a max of 0.49mg/l)
  • Parts of Suffolk and Essex (naturally occurring up a max of 1.5mg/l)
  • Small area of Wiltshire around Chippenham and Devizes (naturally occurring up a max of 0.99mg/l)
  • Small area of Berkshire rast of Newbury (naturally occurring up a max of 0.99mg/l)

 

You can contact your local water company to obtain a free copy of the water quality test results for the water supply to your home or workplace.

 

A map showing typical concentrations of fluoride in drinking water supplies across England and Wales can be found on the Defra website.

 
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