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Fluoridation of Drinking Water: a systematic review of its efficacy and safety

McDonagh, M., Whiting, P., Bradley, M., Cooper, J., Sutton, A., Chestnutt, I., Misso, K., Wilson, P., Treasure, E. and Kleijnen, J. (2000) Fluoridation of Drinking Water: a systematic review of its efficacy and safety. Research Report. CRD Report (18). NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination , York, UK.

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This systematic review has been commissioned by the Chief Medical Officer of the Department Health to ‘carry out an up to date expert scientific review of fluoride and health’ (Paragraph Healthier Nation).

Overall, the aim has been to assess the evidence on the positive and negative effects of population wide drinking water fluoridation strategies to prevent caries. To achieve this aim five objectives identified:

Objective 1: What are the effects of fluoridation of drinking water supplies on the incidence of

Objective 2: If water fluoridation is shown to have beneficial effects, what is the effect over and that offered by the use of alternative interventions and strategies?

Objective 3: Does water fluoridation result in a reduction of caries across social groups and geographical locations, bringing equity?

Objective 4: Does water fluoridation have negative effects?

Objective 5: Are there differences in the effects of natural and artificial water fluoridation?

Item Type: Monograph (Research Report)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2000 NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York. Available from the CRD web site.
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2008 16:49
Published Version: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/crdreports.htm
Status: Published
Publisher: NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Report 18
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1153

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