That seems highly unlikely. Severe and crippling skeletal fluorosis is likely a very small percentage. However, minor skeletal fluorosis may be quite prevalent in the US. This[nih.gov] study showed that 83.2% of the population in an area of India with 4 to 4.5 ppm of Fluoride in the drinking supply showed thickening of the skull from fluoride exposure. 4 ppm is listed as the EPA's maximum limit, but that's a little close for comfort for me assuming perfect compliance which is unlikely. Sure, there will be lots of communities with very low levels of fluoridation, however, my concern is for the high levels, combined with the fact that exposure is taking place through other sources. Basically my stance is, why exacerbate the problem through fluoridation of water supplies?
Literally no water treatment plant will raise the level to anything close to 4 ppm. Recommended flouride levels now top out at 0.7 ppm and decrease by area depending on annual average air temperature. So it isn't quite prevalent at all. The only way you are getting anything close to 4 ppm is if you are drinking from a private well with naturally occurring fluoride.
With current water treatment plant design there is no way you are coming remotely close to the MCL. (I can expand on this if you wish) Perfect compliance is very likely.
So almost 1/4 of our state should be having massive tooth decay issues??? Also only 62% of the US is on Fluoridated water, don't know what population you were talking about at 91%?
Population of CT, fixed in the first broken link
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