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Sixty seconds on . . . water fluoridation

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 24 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2359
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

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In a joint statement, the UK’s four chief medical officers have described tooth decay as “an entrenched inequality which needs to be tackled” and said that water fluoridation can help straighten it.1 Currently, around 6 million people in England live in areas with water fluoridation, mainly in the west Midlands and the North East.2

Why now?

The Department of Health and Social Care say it’s a matter the medical chiefs have wanted to get their …

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