fluoridate


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Although some states require cities to fluoridate water to meet the federal guideline, Texas leaves it up to cities and water authorities.
Organized dentistry and other interests are fighting tooth and nail to preserve governments' powers to fluoridate public water.
"But a judge dismissed the claims, saying there was "implied power to fluoridate" in the Local Government Act, and putting fluoride in water was not a medical treatment, as argued by campaigners, so it was not in breach of the Bill of Rights as the anti-fluoride group claimed.
In reality, community water fluoridation remains highly effective but its benefits in preventing cavities now extend beyond the boundaries of communities that actively fluoridate their water.
Despite the apparent success of these schemes, and the fact that the law was changed in 2003 to enable health authorities to allow water companies to fluoridate water supplies as long as there was support from the local population, further efforts to expand the programme have been thwarted both by legislation and a small but extremely vocal antifluoridation lobby.
Eugene's big fights over fluoride ended in 1977, when voters reversed their decision of a year earlier to fluoridate water supplied by the Eugene Water & Electric Board.
Under the new Bill, health authorities will be given the power to force water companies to fluoridate supplies after local consultation.
Indianapolis was the first major city to fluoridate drinking water in 1951.
Water systems that fluoridate their supply usually set the optimal level for fluoride at one part per million.
Since 1945, the decision to fluoridate drinking water has been made at the local level.
Chemifloc, a chemical manufacturer based in Co Clare, supplied material to fluoridate 3,748,051 litres of water in 2013.
Lingard, who is also president of the New Zealand Dental Association, said it was disappointing the decision to fluoridate lay with local authorities.
It was with relief I read the response of the Welsh government spokesman that there were no current plans to fluoridate the water supplies in Wales.
This phenomenon can be attributed to a carefully planned marketing program launched even before Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first community to officially fluoridate its drinking water in 1945.
To fluoridate the water system to the whole population is tantamount to compulsory medication and imposes ethical issues.