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fluor·i·date

 (flo͝or′ĭ-dāt′, flôr′-)
tr.v. fluor·i·dat·ed, fluor·i·dat·ing, fluor·i·dates
To add a fluorine compound to (a drinking water supply, for example) for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.

fluor′i·da′tion (-dā′shən) n.

fluoridation

(ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən)
n
(Chemistry) the addition of about one part per million of fluorides to the public water supply as a protection against tooth decay

fluor•i•da•tion

(ˌflʊər ɪˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr-)

n.
the addition of fluorides to the public water supply to reduce the incidence of tooth decay.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fluoridation - the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)
addition - the act of adding one thing to another; "the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect"; "the addition of a leap day every four years"
Translations

fluoridation

[ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən] Nfluoración f, fluorización f

fluoridation

[ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən] nfluoration f

fluoridation

nFluorzusatz m(of zu)

fluoridation

[ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃn] nfluorizzazione f

fluor·i·da·tion

n. fluoridización, adición de fluoruro al agua.

fluoridation

n fluoración f, fluorización f
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While this system works well for individual level interventions, its application is more problematic when it comes to public health interventions such as water fluoridation because most of the study designs included in the reviews, such as controlled before/ after studies and cross-sectional studies are not included in the hierarchy of evidence.
The definitive British study into fluoridation was the Systematic Review carried out by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York.
However, since both the State and the City are bankrupt, the actual fluoridation was slowly instituted starting in the north and now funds were being made available to fluoridate water all the way to the San Diego area.
Up to pounds 14m extra funding will be made available over the next three years by the Government to those Strategic Health Authorities who, following consultations, find the local community is in favour of the introduction of fluoridation schemes.
Welsh secretary of the British Medical Association Dr Richard Lewis said the doctors' group had been in favour of the fluoridation of mains water supplies for many years.
Last week, 630 medical professionals including one Nobel prize winner, doctors, dentists, pharmacists and researchers practising worldwide, signed a statement condemning compulsory water fluoridation.
Kamini Shah, a consultant in public health for 10 PCTs in County Durham and the Tees Valley, said other boroughs like Hartlepool benefit from the natural fluoridation of water.
But the Government ignored the findings and, in the 2 00 3 Water Bill, they introduced legislation to extend water fluoridation.
In the United States, several agents are used for fluoridation, including silicofluoride compounds (sodium silicofluoride and hydrofluosilicic acid) and sodium fluoride.
I see the gloves are on for the next round of the fluoridation fight (The Journal, November 8).
A 1991 study by the Public Health Service credited fluoridation with reducing cavity rates by 20 to 40 percent.