There is often a stigma that tap water is ‘bad’ because it has an element called fluoride in it. In reality, it is actually better for you than most bottled water supplies because of fluoride. While bottled water companies usually filter out the fluoride element. Fluoride is not your enemy, it is a natural occurring element that is found in food, soil and water. Fluoride is proven to strengthen tooth enamel and decrease one’s risk for cavities. Ontario has a fluoridated water program, meaning that there is a regulated amount of fluoride in our city’s water. The fluoridated water program is recognized by many organizations such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Canada and the American and Canadian Dental Associations.
The fluoride concentration in our water supply is constantly monitored and measured. It was calculated that 0.7 ppm (parts per million) is the ideal concentration of fluoride in tap water that does not cause any adverse affects to anyone of any age. For any more information about the Fluoridated water program please visit Safe Drinking Water Foundation
With this information we hope that you enjoy the warm days yet to come. Also, to appreciate the perks of our fluoridated water system without worrying about it being ‘bad’ for you while you keep yourself hydrated.