Status of fluoridation in Massachusetts, 1989

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Statementprepared by Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Dental Health.
ContributionsMassachusetts. Office of Dental Health.
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LC ClassificationsMLCM 93/02052 (R)
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Pagination10 leaves ;
Number of Pages10
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Open LibraryOL1987878M
LC Control Number90620189
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The State of Massachusetts does not mandate fluoridation. Local governments control fluoridation policy in MA. State law enables a community through a Board of Health order to implement fluoridation. Implementation of fluoridation is?subject to a day waiting period during which a petition for referendum may be filed opposing the practice.

Fluoridated water is one of the most efficient and effective ways to deliver fluoride. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named fluoridating community water one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.

More than leading health organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), Massachusetts Dental Society, American. Fluoridation Statistics State-reported data on fluoridated water systems are linked to Census data to create national fluoridation statistics.

View the most recent reports. Fluoridation Growth Graph and table displaying the history of US Fluoridation Status from to Calculating Fluoridation Statistics Description of the methodology used by CDC to estimate the number of people served.

Deval Laurdine Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts Stop Forced Drinking Water Fluoridation in Massachusetts. It is Poisonous. Call/write Governor Patrick at: Massachusetts State House Office of the Governor Office of the Lt.

Governor Room Boston, MA Phone: (in state) Fax: We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow more. CDC tracks the fluoridation status of US community water systems and provides detailed biennial reports as an essential health statistics surveillance tool. Information about populations served by these systems is reported to the Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS) by state.

Between andthe CDC periodically collected water fluoridation status information from states and published this information in a series of monographs called the Fluoridation Census. For the Fluoridation Census, the CDC sent a printout of water fluoridation status data from the Fluoridation Census to each state.

State Fluoridation Reports; My Water's Fluoride Glossary; Related Sites. Oral Health Resources; Other Data Systems; Oral Health Home; My Water's Fluoride Home; Home Page. My Water's Fluoride Select another state. Massachusetts. List of Counties.

All Water Systems By County. Fluoridation Reports. List of Counties. Select a county to view its. MWRA adds fluoride at its Carroll Water Treatment Plant, which serves 45 communities in eastern and metro west Massachusetts, including Boston.; MWRA gets fluoride from Pencco, Inc., which is manufactured in Lee Creek, North Carolina.; Fluoride is not added to MWRA's three Chicopee Valley Aqueduct (CVA) communities: Chicopee, South Hadley and Wilbraham.

Best source for child 1989 book family well-being indicators in the United States. National, state, county, congressional district, and city data. Economic well-being, education, health, family structure, and community data. Data by race, sex by age. KIDS COUNT Data Book. massachusetts public water systems receiving water fluoridation fluoridated at 1 ppm 1 part fluoride per Status of fluoridation in Massachusetts parts water (ppm) or mg/l city/ year of city/ year of town start population town start- population up up acton 21, millis 7, acushnet 10, milton* 27, amherst 37, nahant* 3, Section 8C: Fluoridation of public water supplies by local boards; advice of commissioner; election; discontinuance Section 8C.

The department in taking cognizance of the dental health of the people in the commonwealth shall recommend such methods as in its opinion are advisable to reduce or limit the prevalence of dental caries and other dental diseases and defects.

The Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health Status of fluoridation in Massachusetts supports and recommends community water fluoridation Fluoridation is the most cost effective measure for preventing tooth decay, a disease that affects 98% of the U.S.

population. Fluoridation is a safe, economical and practical preventive measure that benefits people of all ages and. Löe H. The fluoridation status of U.S. public water supplies. Public Health Rep. Mar-Apr; (2)– [PMC free article] Harris NO.

The struggle for fluoridation: a personal and historical perspective. Bull Hist Dent. Oct; 35 (2)– Boriskin JM, Fine JI. The most common complaint from members of the lay public against the practice of State-imposed fluoridation of public water supplies is that it is mass medication.

This emotive term is used. The fluoride wars: how a modest public health measure became America's longest-running political melodrama.

Hoboken: Wiley. ISBN Martin, Brian (). Scientific knowledge in controversy: the social dynamics of the fluoridation debate. Albany: State University of New York Press. ISBN CDC & ADA: Nature’s Way to Prevent Tooth Decay: Water Fluoridation. Yet, fluoridation remains controversial.

For an example of a state law authorizing CWF, see MGL 8c (Massachusetts). For an example of a state law requiring CWF, see Minnesota Statutes § (Minnesota).

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massachusetts public water systems receiving water fluoridation fluoridated at 1 ppm 1 part fluoride per million parts water (ppm) or mg/l city/ year of city/ year of town start population town start- population up up acton 20, millis 7, acushnet 10, milton* 26, amesbury 16, nahant* 3,   J.

Dent. ; 47 The state of fluorides in toothpastes F. Hattab Department of Cariology, Faculty of Dentistry, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm KEY WORDS: Toothpastes, Fluoride, Compatibility, Ageing J.

Dent ; (Received 15 August ; reviewed 25 September ; accepted 18 July ) ABSTRACT Formulating an effective toothpaste formula requires that fluoride.

supply is made by local or state governments. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had long recommended an optimal fluoridation level in the range of to milligrams per liter (mg/L) to prevent tooth decay. The fluoridation of drinking water often generates both strong support and opposition within communities.

Chicago. American Dental Association Chicago 1. Task Group E, Natural and applied fluoridation census Committee on fluoridation materials and methods, American Water Works Association J.A.W.W.A.

(June ) 2. George W. Bachman, associates Health resources in the United States () The Brookings institution Washington, D.

Community water fluoridation has been controversial since it was first proposed more than 60 years ago. Proponents of fluoridation state that it is a safe and cost-effective method of solving a public health problem while opponents question its safety and effectiveness and whether it is a legitimate function of government.

Most decisions regarding water fluoridation reside at the local level. Diesendorf M, Anglesey Fluoridation Trials Re-examined, Fluoride, Apr,Although recognized by several national authorities as a potential environmental and health hazard, water fluoridation is usually justified on the grounds of its reputedly enormous dental benefits.

Water fluoridation is the controlled adjustment of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth dated water contains fluoride at a level that is effective for preventing cavities; this can occur naturally or by adding fluoride.

Fluoridated water operates on tooth surfaces: in the mouth, it creates low levels of fluoride in saliva, which reduces the rate at which tooth enamel. more than 60 years ago. Proponents of fluoridation state that it is a safe and cost-effective method of solving a public health problem while opponents question its safety and effectiveness and whether it is a legitimate function of government.

Most decisions regarding water fluoridation reside at the local level. In MA, the current law allows the. He has traveled to different communities in Massachusetts since, including Worcester, to speak out against it.

A report released Feb. 8 by the Massachusetts Health Council and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Law and Economics strongly supports community water fluoridation, an opinion not everyone shares.

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In addition, fluoridation successes have not been consistent among States, with wide variation in accomplishments documented in the reported fluoridation still is one of the most cost effective public health measures available to local,State, and Federal public health agencies, it remains significantly underused nearly a half century.

The water fluoridation controversy arises from moral, ethical, and safety concerns regarding the fluoridation of public water controversy occurs mainly in English-speaking countries, as Continental Europe does not practice water fluoridation.

[1] Instead, fluoride is added to most table salt in Europe. [2] Those opposed argue that water fluoridation imposes ethical issues, [3] may.

adjust the fluoride content to optimum levels. R, p.N/A Regulation: None. N/A AR J Statute: Ark. Code Ann. § - Water system fluoride content is established by the Department of Health. “The State Board of Health shall adopt rules relating to the fluoridation of water systems.”.

Fluoridation quality in Massachusetts has been very well main-tained, thanks to the state’s Departments of Public Health and Environmental Protection, as well as individual fluoridating water systems.

Massachusetts is the only state to have received the State Fluoridation Quality Award eight years in a row, beginning in For example: fluoridation "began as a technically conceived and rationally considered public health measure" (Greenp.

13); fluoridation is a "proven preventive measure to combat the most widespread health problem of today" (Grossmanp. ); "Seldom has there been a measure to protect the public's health which has been so. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. Fluoride FACTS. Fluoride Is A Carcinogen Fluoride was found to be an equivocal carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute Toxicological Program.

1 Further studies by the New Jersey Department of Health have now confirmed a fold increase in bone cancer in young males. 2 Earlier studies had found a 5% increase in all types of cancers in fluoridated communities. Fluoride: a super element. Fluoride is a stable, dissociated, ionized form of fluorine, the 17th most common element, 13th most common element in the earth's crust (averaging ppm in the mile deep crust), and 12th most in the ocean water.

Fluoride is most abundant in regions that have experienced volcanism in their geological pasts. Fluoride has high binding affinity for developing enamel and as such high concentration of cumulative fluoride during tooth formation can take to enamel fluorosis, a dental status from mild to severe signifier characterized by brown discolorations, enamel loss and surface roughness.

Fluoridation is a highly cost-effective means of preventing tooth decay in the United States, regardless of socioeconomic status. 75–77 The cost of CWF can vary in each community depending on several factors: size of the community (population and water usage); number of fluoride injection points where fluoride will be added to the water.

According to a report by the nonprofit health council, all 25 of the largest cities and towns in Massachusetts offer water fluoridation programs except five: Barnstable, Brockton, Chicopee. In Switzerland both water and salt fluoridation was practiced.

Water fluoridation was used in the Canton of Basle, starting in To avoid overexposure to fluoride, fluoridated salt was prohibited from sale in Basle.

But inSwiss federal law was changed to prohibit local regulation of salt. Fluoridation benefits everyone regardless of socio-economic status, race, age or educational level. For every $1 spent on fluoridation, $43 is saved per person per year in dental treatment costs.

Fluoridation benefits adults more than children by preventing cavi-ties .Best fluoride program for a non-fluoridated community. water fluoridation Most cost effective Most efficient: reaches all in the community (all have access) One of the top ten health achievements of the 20th century Continues to be an emphasis of healthy people ; target is that of population will benefit from fluoridation by Fluoride Exposure and Childhood Osteosarcoma A case-control study (A report by Gelberg KH et al., of the N.Y.

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