Making decisions on water fluoridation by British Fluoridation Society.

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With the narrative punch of Jonathan Harr’s A Civil Action and the commitment to environmental truth-telling of Erin Brockovich, The Fluoride Deception documents a powerful connection between big corporations, the U.S. military, and the historic reassurances of fluoride safety provided by the nation’s public health by: Disturbingly, the Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association continue to promote it despite increasing evidence that it is not only unnecessary, but also potentially hazardous to human this timely and important book, Connett, Beck, and Micklem carefully investigate the science behind water fluoridation—concluding that endorsements.

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The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics Cited by: 4. Fluoridation under current arrangements (local authority decision-making) Roles. 15 Local authorities fund drinking-water supplies from rates and they are responsible for decisions on fluoridation.

The Ministry has no direct role in the decision-making process on water fluoridation. benefits and risks of water fluoridation,and to make appropriate recommendations for research to address these uncertainties.

With regard to public knowledge and understanding of the fluoridation issue,this report identifies additional information needed by the public to make informed example,better information. A statement concerning the ethics of water fluoridation was published in a recent issue of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association.

1 The arguments presented in that paper did not constitute what we would consider a complete and systematic account of the scientific and moral issues involved. It is our contention that water fluoridation, by the very nature of the way it is. Fluoridation Facts is the ADA's premier resource on fluoridation, answering frequently asked questions about community water fluoridation and the latest scientific research.

The book assists policy makers and the general public in making informed decisions about fluoridation. Public Opinions on Community Water Fluoridation Article in Canadian journal of public health. Revue canadienne de santé publique (2) March with 55 Reads.

Fluoride in Water is Safe and It Works. More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that: an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective ; plus, it prevents tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults.

Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride's cavity protection (video. Many research studies have proven the safety and benefits of fluoridated water. For 75 years, people in the United States have been drinking water with added fluoride and enjoying the benefits of better dental health.

Drinking fluoridated water keeps teeth strong and reduces cavities (also called tooth decay) by about 25% in children and adults. Fluoridation Facts is your go-to filled resource for everything related to fluoridated water, from its impact on dental health to its safety and cost-effectiveness.

Dispelling common myths that fluoridation is dangerous, this booklet provides all the science-backed information you need in convenient Q&A format. sea water. Fluoride in water exists in the dissociated form, i.e.

the fluoride ion. Fluoride in water is colourless, odourless and tasteless. What is water fluoridation. Water fluoridation is the process of adding fluoride to a water source so that the level of fluoride in the water reaches the recommended level of fluoride for good dental Size: KB.

Fluoridation is the process of raising the concentration of fluoride within the water supply to the optimum level deemed appropriate for improving dental health (approximately one part per million Author: James Meikle.

monitor public discussion and decision-making processes on water fluoridation in New Zealand ii. provide a central authoritative, accurate and up-to-date source of information and critical commentary on research pertaining to fluoridation iii.

coordinate support, communication and clinical and technical advice to, and on. responsible for making the decision whether to add fluoride to water supplies for oral health benefit. Strong evidence for benefits of water fluoridation A large body of epidemiological evidence over 60 years, including thorough systematic reviews, confirms water fluoridation prevents and reduces dental decay across the lifespan.

expected components of decision making for all health profes-sionals. Ethics is the branch of philosophy that explores value-laden decision making and conduct.

Fair and respectful health policy and practice require an understanding of the values that The Ethics of Water Fluoridation. Fluoridation in the US Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that community water fluoridation schemes are serving a record total of million people across the United States.

The Science and Ethics of Water Fluoridation between beneficence and autonomy should inform decision making with respect to water fluoridation: those of health professionals or those of the community.

Truthfulness An assessment of the ethics of water fluoridation must also take into account the moral issues surrounding scien. As promised the Government is now passing legislation which “passes the buck” to District Health Boards (DHBs) when it comes to making a decision on fluoridation of the water supply.

It would be much more efficient for a decision to be made by the Government which applied across the whole of New Zealand, but the politicians have dived for cover because the subject is so.

Community water fluoridation (CWF) adds a controlled amount of fluoride to the water supply to prevent dental caries (cavities). [1] Dental caries are caused by acid-producing bacteria that remove minerals from the surface of a tooth, resulting in tooth decay.

[2] Fluoride prevents tooth decay by keeping tooth enamel strong, providing a protective barrier against. fluoridation because the decision-making process was centralised and enforceable. The Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act (NSW) also concentrated power in a state fluoride committee of health and engineering experts with two additional appointments from local authorities and the minister for health.

This facilitated the decision-Cited by: 7. Artificially fluoridated water supplies typically contain 1mg of fluoride per litre; considering that it’s recommended you drink 3 litres of water a day, this would put you on 3mg.

Toothpaste also contains fluoride, and even though you don’t eat it, a small amount will still end up being ingested (estimates state around 20% of the fluoride. In the case of water fluoridation, the literature offers clear evidence of its benefits in reducing dental decay, with documented risk limited to dental fluorosis.

4, 7, 19 – Several aspects of decision-making related to water fluoridation reflect careful analysis and lend support to viewing the measure as a sound public health intervention. come together to make joint decisions on fluoridation. Scope of consultation document The consultation document is split into four broad themes: • participation in initial decision-making on a fluoridation proposal; • committee membership and procedures; • fluoridation decision-making (including consultation and ascertaining opinion); andFile Size: KB.

Fluoridation is a highly cost-effective means of preventing tooth decay in the United States, regardless of socioeconomic status. 75–77 The cost of CWF can vary in each community depending on several factors: size of the community (population and water usage); number of fluoride injection points where fluoride will be added to the water.

city to have its water fluoridated inwhile Stalin used it first on the Baltic republics starting as soon as World War II ended.

Despite public opposition, the U.S. Public Health Service made water fluoridation official policy in By water fluoridation reached 50 million or 30% of the American people and.

The water fluoridation controversy arises from political, moral, ethical, economic, and health considerations regarding the fluoridation of public water supplies. For deprived groups in both maturing and matured countries, international and national agencies and dental associations across the world support the safety and effectiveness of water fluoridation.

Proponents of. Over the last few years I have often posted articles related to community water fluoridation (CWF), the scientific issues involved and the misinformation and distortions that inevitably go with the public discussion of the issue.

The public debates go on, the claims get repeated and the task of countering misleading and dishonest claims just doesn't go away. Two books that highlight the conflict are Water Fluoridation, The Search and the Victory, by Frank McClure, and Fluoridation, The Great Dilemma, by George Waldbott and two other scientists.

McClure devoted the first quarter of his book to outlining some of fluoride's health hazards, including dental and skeletal fluorosis. With decision making in most States devolved to local councils, extension of water fluoridation will occur only in a piece-meal fashion typified by a succession of emotionally charged battles between public health official and organised anti-fluoridation groups both attempting to engage the support of the by:   History of Water Fluoridation.

However, new legislation enacted at the end of has returned the decision-making function to Cited by: Water fluoridation is a public health measure designed to reduce the amount of dental decay in populations.

In fact, the CDC has praised water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century. How water got to be fluoridated in a majority of the United States is an interesting story. It all started over years ago with a recent dental graduate in.

Water Fluoridation – Between a Rock and a Hard Place. patients may make decisions about the care a physician recommends and to have those decisions respected. Mass water fluoridation does not sound like informed consent to me. Yet, there were no objections from the AMA. On page 6 of Paul Connett’s non-peer-reviewed book, “The Case.

Water fluoridation is the controlled adjustment of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth dated water contains fluoride at a level that is effective for preventing cavities; this can occur naturally or by adding fluoride.

Fluoridated water operates on tooth surfaces: in the mouth, it creates low levels of fluoride in saliva, which reduces the rate at which tooth.

Leadership should be about making decisions based on the available evidence, especially on emotive issues such as fluoridation and vaccination David Robert Grimes Fri 4 Apr EDT Last.

water systems that are fluoridated.6 Fluoride from toothpaste, mouth rinses or other products also prevents cavities, but these forms of fluoride are more expensive than water fluoridation, don’t reach all members of a community and require a conscious decision to purchase and use them.7 In addition.

The following quotes come from professionals who signed the Statement Calling for an End to Water Fluoridation.

On August 9,the Fluoride Action Network released a statement calling for an end to fluoridation signed by over professionals. Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation References. scientific research in an easy to use question and answer format to assist policy makers and the general public in making informed decisions about fluoridation.

Over references are used to answer questions related to fluoridation’s effectiveness, safety, practice and cost. Pros of Fluoridation. Water fluoridation programs date back to the middle of the last century, when the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association both came out in favor of fluoridation as a safe and effective way to reduce cavities and tooth decay in the general population.

Drinking Water Fluoridation: people should be allowed to make their own decisions about fluoride treatment the same way they make decisions about taking a pain killer for a sore back.

It is extremely easy to present negative and scary sound bytes against water fluoridation - a book quote or reference to a published paper can provide. Under the Water Fluoridation Act each local government in Queensland is able to make the decision whether or not the town water supplies within their area are fluoridated.

Read frequently asked questions developed to help local governments (PDF 84 kB) make decisions about how fluoridation is implemented in their local government area.Fluoridation of drinking water remains the most effective and socially equitable means of achieving community-wide exposure to the caries prevention effects of fluoride.

It is recommended that water be fluoridated in the target range of mg/l, depending on the climate, to balance reduction of dental caries and occurrence of dental fluorosis.Community water fluoridation is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.

Water fluoridation has played a major role in lowering the rate of tooth decay in the U.S.

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