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  •  Not everywhere, it isn't. (0+ / 0-)

    In the state of Louisiana, for example, it's only available to a list of qualified schools, usually a combination of non-fluoridated water and high incidence of poverty.

    According to your link, Multnomah County offers the pills to 108 of the 175 public schools in the county, and supports water fluoridation as a way of phasing out the pills.

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    by pico on Sun May 19, 2013 at 02:33:02 PM PDT

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    •  That's not the way I read it. (0+ / 0-)

      They'll phase out the pills if flouridation is implemented.  That's not an endorsement.

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      by Sara R on Sun May 19, 2013 at 02:51:33 PM PDT

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      •  Check out their FAQ: (0+ / 0-)
        Doesn’t the County’s fluoride tablet program in schools do enough?

        No. Fluoride tablet programs are used in this and other communities where the water is not fluoridated at optimal levels. But the effectiveness of tablet programs is limited. There is a challenge to consent and compliance. Many schools do not participate. And the school program also does not reach all members of the community who would benefit from fluoride. Water fluoridation reaches all members of a community and helps prevent tooth decay in children, but also in adults and the elderly.

        Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

        by pico on Sun May 19, 2013 at 03:16:13 PM PDT

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