26 June 2018
Native authorities from throughout the UK ought to add fluoride to water provides, following new analysis confirms it has no detrimental results.
That’s the message from the Oral Well being Basis, which is looking for the introduction of widespread group fluoridation schemes, a transfer they consider will assist shield tens of millions of Brits from tooth decay.
The intensive analysis, carried out by the Nationwide Toxicology Program within the US the place 80% of water is fluoridated, states that following years of research, there’s “no hyperlink between elevated ranges of fluoride and cognitive studying deficits.”
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps oral well being by strengthening the tooth enamel, making it extra proof against tooth decay. It’s discovered in lots of meals and in all ingesting water however often at ranges too low to be helpful to an individual’s oral well being.
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, CEO of the Oral Well being Basis, says water fluoridation is a protected an…