Entries in Fluoridation (6)
In late June, a panel of three state appellate judges ruled against a lawsuit filed by anti-fluoridation groups from the Olympic Peninsula. These groups oppose optimally fluoridating the water in Port Angeles and Forks and filed suit to stop water fluoridation. Port Angeles began fluoridating its water in 2006 and the City of Forks began community water fluoridation more than fifty years ago.
In a recent address to attendees at the National Oral Health Conference held in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, said "As Surgeon General I have been working hard to encourage individuals and communities to make healthy choices because I believe it is better to prevent illness and disease rather than treat it after it occurs
On March 1, the University of North Carolina released a report on the effects of fluoridated drinking water on dental caries in Australian adults. The report, which was published in the Journal of Dental Research, showed that adults with greater lifetime exposure to fluoridated water had lower levels of caries experience.