Fluoridating potable water supplies

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This article was published 25/5/2012 (2195 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.Churchill town council unanimously voted to stop fluoridating its water supply in September.Meijering said a fluoride rinse program will be offered at the local school in September, adding anyone wishing treatment can obtain it there.Fluoridation has become a controversial issue in many North American communities.Policy makers would have to confront the uneven distribution of costs and benefits across societies if this change were made.O fluoridating agents causes significant cancer treatment costs.

We then compared the total cost to our society for the use of HFSA versus USP Na F as fluoridating agent. Other countries, such as Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia that use technical grade fluoridating agents may realize similar benefits by making this change.

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Churchill has recently voted to stop fluoridating its water."This is awesome," said Mark Brackley, spokesman for Churchill No Fluoride, which spearheaded the stop-fluoridation movement."It’s been four years and four months but come September, the (fluoride tap) will be turned off."Churchill CAO Albert Meijering said the fluoride treatment will end Sept.

15, adding the community delayed acting on the October plebiscite until an alternative fluoride treatment could be put in place.

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