Health & Safety

March 10, 2014

Quarterly domestic water public notice

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following:

This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than two milligrams per liter (mg/L) of fluoride may develop cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth (dental fluorosis).

The domestic use water provided by the Fort Irwin water system has a fluoride concentration ranging from of 1.0 mg/L to 16 mg/L.  Dental fluorosis may result in a brown staining and/or pitting of the permanent teeth. This problem occurs only in developing teeth, before they erupt from the gums. Children under 9 should use the reverse osmosis water to avoid the possibility of staining and pitting of their permanent teeth. You may also want to contact your dentist about proper use by young children of fluoride-containing products.

Older children and adults may safely drink the water.  Drinking water containing more than 4 mg/L of fluoride can increase your risk of developing bone disease.  Some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many years may experience skin damage or circulatory system problems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. The domestic use water provided by the Fort Irwin water system has an arsenic concentration ranging from 3.7 μg/L to 34 μg/L.

For more information, contact the Water Resources Manager, Fort Irwin DPW, at 380-4987 or P.O. Box 105085, Fort Irwin, CA 92310-5085 (located at building 602 on 5th Street). If you have questions concerning Fort Irwin Water System operations contact CH2MHill at 386-9706. Some home water treatment units are also available to remove fluoride from drinking water. To learn more about available home water treatment units, you may call the California Department of Health Services Water Treatment Device Unit at (916) 323-5600.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
moderate_intensity

Maintain healthy weight, improve attitude, perform at your best

Continuing with our Activity-Nutrition-Sleep educational series, this month I’m going to summarize some of the Performance Triad activity recommendations. Being physically active can help you: maintain a healthy weight; impro...
 
 
3

These Soldiers keep you fit for duty

Army Master Fitness Instructor Henry Tyler, with the Army Physical Fitness School, Victory College, Fort Jackson, S.C., describes the proper technique when conducting the lunge walk, Aug. 26.   After a grueling 19 days of ...
 
 
Sleep_Triad_image

Treat underlying cause of insomnia to resolve sleep problems

The focus of the Army Performance Triad is on Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition – key actions that influence health in the “Lifespace” of time that isn’t spent with a healthcare provider. Insomnia can be torturous. It is o...
 

 
Photo from army.mil

Alert bicyclists, considerate drivers needed

Photo from army.mil Helmets must be worn by all bicycle riders on Fort Irwin. In 2012, 726 cyclists were killed in accidents in the United States with California ranking second in the nation for the highest number of bicycle fa...
 
 
Gustavo Bahena

Choosing to be a survivor

Gustavo Bahena Comedian Steve Verret interacts with the audience at a suicide awareness presentation here, Sept. 4. Evita De La Cruz shared a very compelling and emotional experience with the Fort Irwin community, Sept. 4 and 5...
 
 
Motorcycle-Training-Range

Motorcycle mentors ensure safety for riders

Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participate in a motorcycle inspection and riding drill at the Motorcycle Training Range here, Aug. 1. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Safety Ride, Aug. 1. ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin