In an official announcement on Wednesday, the City of Winnipeg declared the news of lowering the amount of fluoride in drinking water.
Authorities have decided to reduce the level to 0.7 parts per million where earlier it was 0.85 parts per million. This change has been brought after the authorities issued new guidelines.
Talking about the benefits of fluoride to our body, the statement said, “Many studies have shown that fluoridated drinking water significantly reduces the number of cavities in children's teeth. Fluoride is used in many communities across Canada, spanning most provinces and territories. About 45 per cent of Canadians receive fluoridated water”.
The maximum acceptable amount of fluoride that could be added to the water is 1.5 ppm which is decided by the health officials of Canada.
The city said that water containing fluoride at, or below, this maximum acceptable concentration didn’t not pose a risk to human health.