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Water fluoridation has not been banned anywhere

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1287
  1. M A Lennon (, professor of dental public health
  1. University of Liverpool, Department of Clinical Dental Sciences, Liverpool L69 3GN

    EDITOR—I was surprised and disappointed to read Payne's article on water fluoridation.1 The only change with regard to fluoridation in Ireland is that the minister has established a forum on fluoridation. This is in line with similar action by governments in other countries where fluoridation is practised. The terms of reference for the review are to consider the fluoridation of public piped water supplies and the programme of research being undertaken …

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