Water Flouridation in MA By Town/City
Water fluoridation has been called "one of the top 10 public health achievements" of the 20th century by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Fluoridation is cost effective; for every $1 spent $38 is saved. Communities with fluoridated water are proven to have fewer cavities (see article from Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Summer, 2010.)
Removing fluoride from water results in a median increase of caries by 18% (see article from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, July, 2002.) Fluoride in water is easy to use as a public health measure because it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
Click for the latest list of towns and cities in MA with fluoridated water.
Want to get involved in getting your town or city's water fluoridated in Massachusetts?
Work with the MA Dental Society or contact the Massachusetts Coalition on Oral Health.
Want to learn more?
American Dental Association Fluoride Page
Non-ADA Sites about Water Fluoridation
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Statement on Water Fluoridation
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