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Published on March 31, 2014

Fluoride in water reduces caries in children by 45%

Fluoride in water reduces caries in children by 45%

Public Health England has published a new report outlining the benefits of water fluoridation in England. According to the report, children living in areas where the water is fluoridated have better oral health than those in non-fluoridated areas. As many as 45% fewer children aged 1 to 4 years in fluoridated areas are admitted to […]

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Published on January 3, 2012

Another barrier to fluoridation: cost

The addition of fluoride to public water supplies is an emotive and controversial topic, and has been so for a long time. In the film Dr Strangelove, General Ripper obsesses over the damage fluoridation could do to ‘precious bodily fluids’, indicating that the debate was well-known enough to parody even in 1964. The 1950s flyer […]

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