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Cochrane fluoridation review described as “empty”

Image credit: MSoF – Ooops, [Newsweek] Did It Again Publication of the Cochrane fluoridation review last year caused quite a flurry. Anti-fluoridation activists launched an avalanche of cherry-picked quotations and claims that completely misrepresented the review’s findings. On the other hand, the Cochrane review … Continue reading

Cochrane responds to misrepresentation of their fluoridation review

Image Credit: Cochrane Oral Health Blog The latest Cochrane Review on community water fluoridation (CWF) was published in June. Here are a citation and link for those interested: Iheozor-Ejiofor, Z., Worthington, HV., Walsh, T., O’Malley, L., Clarkson, JE., Macey, R., … Continue reading

Comparing the Cochrane and NZ Fluoridation Reviews

New Zealand policy makers and health professionals should be wary about much of the current media comments on the Cochrane Fluoridation Review (Iheozor-Ejiofor 2015). Anti-fluoridation campaigners are misrepresenting it and distorting its findings. They are using cherry-picked quotes to make claims … Continue reading

Cochrane fluoridation review. III: Misleading section on dental fluorosis

The Cochrane review did not look at the effect of community water fluoridation (CWF) on dental fluorosis. It simply reviewed data on the prevalence of dental fluorosis at different fluoride drinking water concentrations – up to 7.6 ppm which is … Continue reading

Cochrane fluoridation review. II: “Biased” and poor quality research?

Here again, the language used in the Cochrane review (Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries) is very misleading. Especially when cherry-picked and taken out of context. The word “bias” used in the review does not have the meaning … Continue reading

Cochrane fluoridation review. I: Most research ignored

With the publication of the new Cochrane Fluoridation Review (Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries) we have, once again,  both fluoridation supporters and opponents claiming it as evidence for their contradictory positions. They surely both cannot be right. … Continue reading

Misrepresentation of the new Cochrane fluoridation review

A new fluoridation review was published this week – Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries from the Cochrane Oral Health Group. It’s main message is: “Data suggest that the introduction of water fluoridation resulted in a 35% reduction in … Continue reading

Fluoridation helps protect adult teeth as well as children’s

Photo credit: Seniors Benefit From Drinking Water Together Recent research reveals that community water fluoridation benefits adults as well as children. While research into the effects of fluoridation in adults started earlier than for children, early studies suffered from a lack … Continue reading

Debunking anti-fluoridationist’s remaining 12 reasons for opposing fluoridation

New Zealand anti-fluoride campaigners have whittled their list of objections to community water fluoridation (CWF) down to 12 reasons. Maybe that’s progress – they used to tout a list of 50 reasons! Let’s go through that list one by one … Continue reading

Shyness of anti-fluoride election candidates

Why do anti-fluoride candidates standing for District Health Boards (DHBs) shy away from proper discuss of community water fluoridation? After all, they have usually raised the issue themselves – and often claim that those supporting CWF avoid the discussion. In my … Continue reading