fluoridation fluoridation  /f ˌlʊ rə ˈdeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. This time, however, the pro-fluoridation forces were ready.
  2. It hardens teeth and prevents cavities, but 60 years after it began, fluoridation is meeting new resistance.
  3. A New Orleans committee of physicians and chemists found no proof that fluoridation of the city's water could do any harm, but came out against fluoridation neverthelessat.

News

  1. Concerns about water fluoridation spread to Memphis area

    A City Council resolution that ordinarily would have gone unnoticed — dealing with a chemical few people have ever heard of — helped propel Memphis into the growing ranks of cities targeted by protests over the fluoridation of water.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. June 8 in history

    June 8, 1957 - LWV program on fluoridation to include mayor: A program to cover both sides of the fluoridation issue has been arranged by the Green Bay League of Women Voters.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

  3. Reservoir plan ignites new PUD fight

    Petition drive aims to end council control of Water Bureau In a development similar to the recent fluoridation fight, the Portland City Council’s decision to proceed with the open-reservoir replacement project has prompted opponents to launch a ballot measure petition drive. A majority of the council announced Monday that next year’s budget will include funds to replace the city’s five open ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Portland Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Together with oral hygiene and good nutrition, fluoridation has been proven to reduce tooth decay by up to 40 per cent, and a Smart State cannot ignore the extensive scientific evidence that shows fluoridation is the missing link in Queensland's...
    on Oct 16, 2005 By: Anna Bligh Source: Ninemsn

  2. "Fluoridation is against all principles of modern pharmacology," said Arvid Carlsson, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Medicine. "It's really obsolete."
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Arvid Carlsson Source: Lawrence Journal World

  3. Responding to Ms Griffiths' request for a debate on water fluoridation, First Minister Rhodri Morgan said, "There are widely differing opinions about fluoridation. Some people fear it as being mass medication and some fear it because of the...
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Rhodri Morgan Source: ic Wales

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