CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Organizers at Clean Water California held a march and rally in downtown San Francisco recently urging local water companies and health officials to issue public warnings about the dangers of using fluoridated tap water for baby formula, according to a press release published on PR Web.

Their concern stems from the fact that most Bay Area water districts encourage the consumption of tap water, reported the release, yet do not inform parents that tap water fluoride levels could be harmful to newborns and infants which are more sensitive to this chemical.

Water fluoridation is the practice of adding fluoride chemicals to municipal city tap water for the purpose of preventing tooth decay, noted the release.

According to the release, the practice of adding fluoride to water is controversial as dental health benefits from ingesting it through drinking water have been inconclusive.

Basic activated carbon water filters, faucet mount filters or boiling water methods do not remove fluoride from drinking water, continued the release, although RO and activated alumina can remove it.

Read the full release here.