Friday, October 17, 2003

Getting our teeth into the fluoridation debate

This is an old article but a good summary of the issues in the current debate about a new law allowing health authorities to force water companies to fluoridate water. I grew up in Birmingham which has had fluoridated water since 1964 with no apparent harmful affects. There seems to be good evidence for a positive impact on tooth decay from fluoridation but the research is less than perfect. However, the reaction against fluoridation is certainly driven by an excessive fear of side effects.

Telegraph | Connected | Fluoride, fluoride everywhere...

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