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UK report recommends further research on water fluoridation and health

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7364.564/b (Published 14 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:564
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Further research on the health effects of adding fluoride to drinking water is needed—especially studies of people's total exposure to fluoride, a working group set up by the Medical Research Council recommended in a report published last week.

    Fluoride has been added to piped drinking water in some areas of the United Kingdom, as well as in other countries, for several decades to improve dental health. However, public support for the measure has wavered after claims that water fluoridation might be associated with health problems.

    The Department of Health asked the council's working group to identify areas of uncertainty on …

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