Fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to publically accessible food/drink products for the purpose of reducing tooth decay. The most common form of fluoridation is water fluoridation, where fluoride is added to the public water supply.

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When and how does the consumption of fluoride cause health problems? [duplicate]

I have heard about orally consuming fluoride and rinsing with a solution containing fluoride to help prevent cavities, but I've also heard some claims that fluoride is bad for peoples' health. What ...
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Will fluoride and chlorine dissipate from tap water left to sit overnight?

One common recommendation for watering house plants with tap water is to allow the water to sit overnight before watering, so that the fluorine and chlorine that are commonly added to tap water (which ...
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Could dental fluorosis and incipient dental caries (cavities) be the same thing? [closed]

In Textbook of Oral Pathology, page 169 it explains: White Spot Lesion This is the first visual clinical manifestion of caries which appears as chalky white spot on the tooth, that may or may ...
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Are there currently any tests available to diagnose fluoride or fluorine toxicity?

That's what I read here: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional_disorders/mineral_deficiency_and_toxicity/fluorine.html No tests to diagnose toxicity are available.
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Did the EPA fire their chief toxicologist, Dr. William Marcus, for refusing to remain silent on the cancer risk of fluoride?

I read that here in this article: http://www.nteu280.org/Issues/Fluoride/NTEU280-Fluoride.htm EPA fired the Office of Drinking Water's chief toxicologist, Dr. William Marcus, who also was our ...
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Was Phyllis Mullenix fired after publishing research on neurotoxicity of fluoride?

According to this CC Pure Water article, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix was fired from her research position three days after it was announced that her research into the neurotoxicity of fluoride was to be ...
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Why doesn't the high amount of fluoride found in tea or tobacco prevent dental caries? Or does it have to be hydrofluorosilicic acid? [closed]

On PubMed.gov http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=PMID%3A%2016979289 "Determination of exposure and probable ingestion of fluoride through tea, toothpaste, tobacco..." "Levels of water soluble ...
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Does drinking fluoridated water prevent cavities?

The Green Vision blog made the claim that fluoride doesn't prevent cavities. Here is a quote from the article: The topical application of fluoride is a proven method for protecting teeth from ...
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Did the Nazis maliciously fluoridate drinking water?

Firstly, I think this is a stupid unbelievable question. However, for the sake of getting on S.SE, is there any evidence to for the Nazis using fluoride maliciously for example, to make prisoners more ...
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Has 99% of the western continental Europe banned water fluoridation?

I keep seeing this claim about the unpopularity of water fluoridation parroted. Despite dental pressure, 99% of western continental Europe has rejected, banned, or stopped fluoridation due to ...
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Was fluoride grandfathered in by the FDA because it was sold as rat poison prior to 1938?

This site makes the claim that the reason the FDA never tested fluoride for human consumption was because it was on the market prior to 1938, when the FDA was formed. This claim is pretty well ...
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Is water fluoridation harmful?

There’s a controversy going around whether the benefits of water fluoridation outweigh the potential harms. What is the evidence for the harm this may cause and what evidence supports the health ...
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Does consuming fluoridated water reduce IQ?

Related: Is fluoride in water an industry waste product? Is water fluoridation harmful? Dr. Mercola is at it again with a new article: 25 Studies Prove This Reduces Your IQ. The Fluoride ...
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Does vitamin D prevent cavities better than fluoride?

Dr. Mercola has released the following article: The Vitamin that is Better than Fluoride in Reducing Cavities. He quotes the VitaminD Council as his source for this: "There were also several ...
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Is fluoride in water an industry waste product?

There are many claims made about the source of fluoride in our water, some examples are: Intentional dosing of municipal water supplies with fluoride waste products from industry Increased cancer ...
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Is fluoride toothpaste dangerous?

Is there any proof that the amount of fluoride that commonly used in toothpaste is unhealthy?