The FDA wants the FDA to know what the best and safest ways to use the FDA’s drinking water for children are.
The agency says the public deserves to know how much water it can safely drink and the safest ways for children to drink it.
“I want to know whether the water is safe for drinking by kids, or if it is safe to drink by adults,” says Julie Whelan, director of public affairs at the FDA.
“We have seen over the last few months that there are concerns about the use of tap water in children,” she said.
Whelan says there’s evidence to suggest that drinking water with higher levels of contaminants may have harmful effects on the brain.
For example, fluoride is a known neurotoxin that can cause the brain to develop damage.
“Fluoride is a neurotoxin and there are studies that show fluoride can damage the brain in children.
We know that children who have fluoride exposure have a lower IQ and more behavioral problems,” she says.
The agency says it wants to see how the FDA can reduce drinking water contamination, but the agency is also looking at other ways to reduce drinking.
“When you think about drinking water as a public health problem, we need to look at other means to reduce the risk of drinking water that has high levels of harmful contaminants,” says Whelany.
“What are the best ways to limit exposure to toxic chemicals?
How can we take steps to minimize the risk?
What can we do to protect the public and ourselves from drinking water contaminated with toxic chemicals?”
The FDA is asking the public to submit comments through September 26 on the FDA website.
The public is also asked to send information to the agency’s website through October 19.
The FDA says it will review all the comments and public comments.
The FDA is also asking the media to submit any information they have.