Water Intake of Normal Children

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Science  24 May 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3569, pp. 890-891
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3569.890


Estimates of daily total fluid intake and of tap-water consumption of normal children were made in four dissimilar geographic areas in the United States. (Total fluid intake increased and, relatively speaking, tap-water consumption decreased, with age.) Of basic importance in fluoridation programs was the observation that even older children rarely drank as much as 500 ml (about 1 pint) of tap water daily.