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Noun1.fluoridisation - 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"
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England winning the World Cup, the fall of the Berlin Wall, man's first steps on the moon, those immortal words as the first astronaut stepped on the ladder leading to the lunar surface: "One small step for man, one giant leap for dwarves." And fluoridisation. And Wagon Wheels biscuits shrinking.
This tale of a renegade general with a phobia of fluoridisation who engineers an attack on the Soviet Union had audiences roaring with laughter - and then looking in bewilderment as real-life politicians discussed the threat of mutually assured destruction, a scenario appropriately known by the acronym MAD.
Putting this in context, this amount is rather less than the cost of water fluoridisation of about 92 cents (in today's money) per person (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001), and debates about that particular public health policy are seldom about the cost.
NHS Calderdale will debate the pros and cons of fluoridisation in the borough.
It includes dental cover limited to cleaning and scaling every six months and for children it covers fluoridisation and sealants up to the age of 18 years.
"And in areas where fluoridation has taken place, 48% suffer fluoridisation, where the teeth become discoloured..
MEMBERS of Parliament -including nine from the Merseyside and Cheshire area -recently voted to take fluoridisation of our tap water a step closer.