September 28, 2023

Given that the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, some U.S. communities have seen shortages of sodium fluoride, a mineral quite a few municipalities insert to the h2o source to help prevent cavities.

In December 2021, the town of Alpena, Missouri, alerted people that it experienced only enough fluoride to last through the adhering to January.

In July 2022, a number of cities in Westchester County, New York, stopped including fluoride simply because of supply chain challenges.

And in November 2022, eight towns and towns in Massachusetts documented they’d run out of fluoride and experienced to suspend including it to local community water.