Fluoride Chemicals in Drinking Water; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Reasons for Agency Response
This document announces the availability of EPA's response to a petition it received on November 23, 2016, under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The TSCA section 21 petition was received from the Fluoride Action Network, Food & Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and other individual petitioners. The TSCA section 21 petition requested that EPA exercise its authority under TSCA section 6 to ``prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies.'' After careful consideration, EPA has denied the TSCA section 21 petition for the reasons discussed in this document.