TABLE B-17 Summary of Dietary Reference Intakes of Fluoride

 

Reference Weight, kg

Adequate Intake

Tolerable Upper Intake

Age, years

mg/d

mg/kg/daya

mg/d

mg/kg/daya

0-0.5

7

0.01

0.0014

0.7

0.10

0.5-1

9

0.5

0.056

0.9

0.10

1-3

13

0.7

0.054

1.3

0.10

4-8

22

1

0.045

2.2

0.10

9-13

40

2

0.050

10

0.25

Boys 14-18

64

3

0.047

10

0.16

Girls 14-18

57

3

0.053

10

0.18

Males 19+

76

4

0.053

10

0.13

Females 19+

61

3

0.049

10

0.16

aCalculated from intake (mg/day) and weight (kg) given for age groups by IOM (1997) and ADA (2005).

SOURCES: IOM 1997; ADA 2005.

weight and range of fluoride intake (mg/day; dietary reference intake), by age group, from the Institute of Medicine (IOM 1997) and the American Dental Association (ADA 2005). In both tables, the intakes in terms of mg/ kg/day were calculated from the cited information as indicated.

term should not be taken to imply that the present committee considers these intakes to be safe or adequate.



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