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November 10, 1951

ADDITION OF FLUORIDE TO WATER

Author Affiliations

Secretary, American Water Works Association, 521 Fifth Ave., New York 17.

JAMA. 1951;147(11):1070. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670280072026

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —More than two years ago, after a careful review of the subject, the Board of Directors of the American Water Works Association released an official statement of opinion concerning fluoridation of public water supplies. This was the first statement of policy on the subject released by any association having an interest in the subject.In May, 1951, the Board again reviewed the situation and adopted the following statement:"Two years ago (June, 1949) in convention in Chicago, the American Water Works Association adopted by resolution this statement of policy with reference to the fluoridation of public water supplies: 'In communities where a strong public demand has been developed and the procedure has the full approval of the local medical and dental societies, the local and state health authorities and others responsible for the communal health, water departments or companies may properly participate in a program of fluoridation

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