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EPA investigating fluoride levels in tap water

WASHINGTON D.C. (KLTV) - The federal government thinks there may be too much fluoride in your tap water.

Officials are recommending lowering the amount of the chemical in drinking water because of an increase in a condition called fluorosis, which causes spotting on children's teeth.

The current recommended range of fluoride has been in place since 1962.

The EPA will determine whether the maximum amount of fluoride allowed in water will also be lowered.

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