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f loo ruh day shuhn

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

  • This time, however, the pro-fluoridation forces were ready.
  • It hardens teeth and prevents cavities, but 60 years after it began, fluoridation is meeting new resistance.
  • But anti-fluoridation groups kept up a vigorous campaign, claiming that fluoride, a poison when taken in large doses, had cumulative toxic effects even when taken in small .
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  • 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.
    June 9, 2013 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
  • 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.
    June 8, 2013 - Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • 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 ...
    June 7, 2013 - Portland Tribune

  • Arvid Carlsson in Lawrence Journal World
    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... Anna Bligh http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Bligh&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFCXCp-cMAf-TNY_I7gWszysuDsLA Ninemsn http://www.google.com/url?q=http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx%3Fid%3D67467&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFOAb-7_NFx1NSrpljY9ngdwcVXMg Oct 16, 2005 38500 49746 fluoridation Fluoridation is against all principles of modern pharmacology," said Arvid Carlsson, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Medicine. "It's really obsolete."
  • Rhodri Morgan in ic Wales
    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...

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