Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported in their Economics Blog on new research that studied the economic value of good oral health from water fluoridation.
“The Economic Value of Teeth” by Sherry Glied and Matthew Neidell of the Columbia University School of Public Health published by the National Board of Economic Research examines the effect of oral health on salary in terms of childhood exposure to fluoridated water.
More information about fluoride is available from the National Cancer Institute. Fluoridated Water: Questions & Answers discusses the risks and benefits of fluoride in drinking water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has information about Fluoride in drinking water available online.