Community Water Fluoridation
“Fluoridation is the single most important commitment that a community can make to the oral health of its citizens.”
-Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop
The Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health strongly supports and recommends community water fluoridation . . .
- Fluoridation is the most cost effective measure for preventing tooth decay, a disease that affects 98% of the U.S. population.
- Fluoridation is a safe, economical and practical preventive measure that benefits people of all ages and incomes.
- 195 million Americans now receive the health and economic benefits of fluoridation, an ideal community prevention measure for over 65 years.
- More than 100 reputable national and international health organizations, including the American Medical Association, the National Cancer Institute, and the World Health Organization, recognize the benefits of fluoridation.
Harvard scientists: Data on fluoride, IQ not applicable in the U.S. The Wichita Eagle – September 12, 2012
Water Fluoridation: What the Science Says, Pew Center on the States, April 2, 2012.
To find out whether the water in your community is optimally fluoridated, go to: My Water’s Fluoride, Center for Disease Control and Prevention.