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Synonyms for fluoridation

the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)

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A third limitation is the restricted ability to reject the alternative hypothesis of relatively small but potentially important differences in PbB concentrations across water fluoridation method categories.
Since then, our opposition to drinking water fluoridation has grown, based on the scientific literature documenting the increasingly out-of-control exposures to fluoride, the lack of benefit to dental health from ingestion of fluoride and the hazards to human health from such ingestion.
Every dollar invested in water fluoridation results in $38 of savings in dental care costs, Yarbrough added, citing a figure from the CDC.
One of the organizations went out of business due to lack of funding because it came out in favor of community water fluoridation.
The American Dental Hygienists' Association supports community water fluoridation as a safe and effective method for reducing the incidence of dental caries throughout the human lifespan.
Scotland, with no water fluoridation at all, has higher levels of adult obesity than all the English regions.
Copeland of the American Water Works Association presents this concise handbook on water fluoridation intended as an accessible resource for decision makers, engineers, and operating personnel involved with fluoridation installations.
They noted that while previous research has revealed a positive return on investment in regard to community water fluoridation, those findings were based on studies that occurred prior to 1995.
The main limitations of current research on the effectiveness of water fluoridation are its exclusion of adults and elderly and failure to consider quality of life outcomes," he wrote.
The reason I started to campaign against fluoride in the '80s was because friends in Gwynedd were telling me how many babies they knew on Anglesey who were Down's syndrome babies and I had also read an article in the Irish Times on the increased numbers of young mothers having Down's syndrome babies (both areas with water fluoridation at the time).
In addition, the new website has data on the percent of states' population with access to community water fluoridation, obtained from biennial water fluoridation reports from 2000 through 2012.
Researchers investigated GP surgeries in the West Midlands which has the highest levels of water fluoridation in the country.
Dr Sandra White, director of dental public health at the body, said: "The totality of evidence, accumulated over decades of research, tells us that water fluoridation is a safe and effective public health measure, and shows no association with reduced thyroid function.
The history of water fluoridation is a classic example of clinical observation leading to epidemiologic investigation and community-based public health intervention.
The topic of water fluoridation is a major public health issue, particularly in the Northern Rivers of NSW, where recent votes in various local councils have just approved fluoridation in the local water supply.