Water fluoridation is safe and effectiveBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7147.1830 (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1830
- John F Beal, Consultant in dental public health
- Leeds Health Authority, Leeds LS1 4PL
EDITORőI was not surprised that Gibson and Gibson1 had to rely on a paper published 50 years ago to support their claim that water fluoridation was not effective in preventing tooth decay and that it was harmful to health. However, the paper they cited2 did not mention either a delay in tooth eruption or an increase in infant mortality, both …
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