from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The addition of a fluorine compound to a drinking water supply for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or process of adding fluoride to something, especially water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, the process whereby fluorin' combines with bases, and more especially with calcium, to yield fluorides.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)
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It's also obvious that her arguments are no more coherent than Ripper's arguments in which he labels fluoridation as a
Secondly, water fluoridation is both unnecessary and completely avoidable.
Ending water fluoridation is as easy as turning off a spigot.
Water fluoridation is thus a major assault on your freedom of choice -- to be drugged or not.
Ninety percent of the chemicals used in fluoridation in the United States do not occur naturally.
It’s no coincidence that the prevalence of dental caries (cavities) has gone down significantly when fluoridation is introduced.
"First of all, water fluoridation is very bad medicine," Dr. Connett says, "because once you put it in the water, you can't control the dose.
Federal health officials have called fluoridation one of the 10 great public-health achievements of the 20th century, saying it significantly cuts the rate of cavities and saves money.
The CDC calls fluoridation one of the Ten Great Public Health Achievements of the last century.
The process - known as fluoridation - involves adjusting the concentration of fluoride in the water supply to an "optimal" level of about one part per million.
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