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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

...water in 1945. Six years later, a study found a dramatic decline in tooth decay among children there, and the U.S. surgeon general endorsed water fluoridation.Today, about 75 percent of Americans get fluoridated water. But adding fluoride...
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Today in History

...Nashville.Today's Birthdays: Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is 88. Actor Pat Harrington is 85. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 81. Actor Kevin Tighe is 70. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is 68. Actress Gretchen Corbett...
Assembly introduces tax hike for tobacco

...percent tax would bring in an additional $250,000 to $290,000, according to the city. "Based on a 2000 U.S. Surgeon General's report, it is likely this increase in the tobacco excise tax will result in a reduction in tobacco product...
My Turn: Clean indoor air is a right of all people

...independent professional economic and environmental impact evaluators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Surgeon General, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
Frito pie is part of a bigger picture

...the monetary cost of obesity-related illness in the United States was about $117 billion, according to the U.S. surgeon general. For adults, "overweight" is defined as a body mass index of 25 or higher. Obesity is defined as a BMI of...
Column: New program benefits school PE classes, but is it enough?

...concern in 2010 may be "Why Johnny Can't Bend Over to Tie His Shoes." In a report released earlier this month, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher said an estimated 61 percent of U.S. adults were overweight, along with 13 percent of children...
My Turn: Fluoride beneficial, despite distorted arguments

...highly qualified scientists with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Surgeon General, and a host of other reputable, and very cautious, public health agencies? Sound off on the important issues...
My turn: Science supports fluoride

...Juneau's water is below these levels, so water fluoridation is necessary.) Vice Admiral Richard Carmona, U.S. surgeon general from 2002-06, stated "Community water fluoridation continues to be the most cost-effective, equitable and...
This Day in History

...Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., that made her the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report saying smoking may be hazardous to one's health. In 1995, addressing...
Consider the source: Secondhand smoke kills

...facts come from credible sources such as the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Surgeon General and others organizations dedicated to improving public health. On the other hand, Altria and R.J. Reynolds...


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