Adding fluoride to water supply may have no benefit, say experts
Critics call for end to scheme designed to prevent tooth decay in children, saying its effectiveness remains unproved
Water fluoridation has been in place in England for more than 40 years, and now covers about 6 million people. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls adding fluoride to drinking water one of the 10 great public health achievements in the 20th century.
Public Health England (PHE) describes it as “a safe and effective public health measure” to combat tooth decay in children and, alongside dentists’ groups, has called for it to be implemented more widely. Guardian
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