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fluoridate

(flo͝or′ĭ-dāt′, flôr′-)
tr.v. fluori·dated, fluori·dating, fluori·dates
To add a fluorine compound to (a drinking water supply, for example) for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.

fluor′i·da′tion (-dā′shən) n.
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College Station, with a population of more than 100,000, saved more than $40,000 a year when it stopped fluoridating its water in 2011, according to the city's website.
The investigation suggests that fluoridating village water systems likely would decrease the prevalence and severity of dental caries among AN children in the region who live in villages without fluoridated water.
While fluoridation supporters used a wealth of scientific evidence from sources including the state department of health and the American Dental Association to make their case, the decision to stop fluoridating was based on truncated information culled from the Web and was taken out of context, Proctor said.
By recovering by-product fluosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized and water utilities have a low-cost source of fluoride available to them." (25) More recently, a 1992 policy statement from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) says: "A recent comprehensive PHS review of the benefits and potential health risks of fluoride has concluded that the practice of fluoridating community water supplies is safe and effective." (26)
Fluoridating public water systems is supported by the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fluoridating drinking water with recovered pollution is a cost-effective means of disposing of toxic waste.
Today more than 53% of the population drinks artificially fluoridated water, with 42 of the 50 most populous cities fluoridating their water supplies (Horowitz, 1992).
Some of us recall the fluoride hysteria that began about half a century ago when towns began fluoridating their water supply.
I dont want the infrastructure costs associated with fluoridating water to be a barrier for councils when considering its introduction, Ms Palaszczuk said.
One part per million (ppm) of fluoride in drinking water - the so-called optimal level at which dental fluorosis was ex-pected to be very mild - has been reduced independently by several fluoridating countries, including Hong Kong, Canada and Ireland, because at 1ppm, the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis became unacceptable.
She said: "The Department of Health published guidance in 2008 to help improve dental health and reduce health inequalities by considering the option of fluoridating the local water supply, alongside other options.
The sole reason for fluoridating the water supply is supposedly to prevent tooth decay in children, and yet the whole population would be subjected to it, whether they wanted it or not.