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Study: Water fluoridation is an eco-friendly caries prevention program

Water fluoridation has been deemed safe by a number of different government bodies.

Study: Water fluoridation is an eco-friendly caries prevention program

Water fluoridation, when compared with fluoride varnish and interdental cleaning programs, had the lowest environmental impact in the 16 categories evaluated, according to a study in British Dental Journal. Researchers said it also had the lowest disability-adjusted life years impact, ZME Science reported. "Water fluoridation has been deemed safe by a number of different government bodies and provides significantly more benefit than any potential harm. This paper adds further positive data around water fluoridation by emphasizing its comparatively low environmental footprint compared to other established preventive programs," researchers wrote.

Full Story: ZME Science (8/31)

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