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Milk fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries / editors, J. Bánóczy, P.E. Petersen, A. J. Rugg-Gunn.

Geneva : World Health Organization, c2009.
x, 186 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
Around the globe, dental caries is a public health problem and the disease burden is particularly high among under-privileged groups. In several low-income countries, the WHO anticipates that the incidence of dental caries will increase as a result of growing consumption of sugars and inadequate exposure to fluorides. The good news is that dental caries is preventable through the effective use of fluoride. WHO emphasizes the importance of automatic administration of fluoride as part of public health programs. Substantial research has provided evidence of the effectiveness of milk fluoridation in the prevention of dental caries. As milk fluoridation mostly targets the child population, such schemes have been established within the context of school health programs and programs for healthy diet and nutrition. This publication describes the justification of milk fluoridation as an effective public health measure and experiences from community health programs are highlighted.--Publisher's description.
"The first edition of this book ... was edited by K.W. Stephen, J. Bánóczy and G.N. Pakhomov with the title: "Milk fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries", and published by the World Health Organization and the Borrow Dental Milk Foundation in Geneva, 1996. The aim of the new edition of this publication is to offer help to public health planners and administrators at community or national levels in establishing a sound basis, supported by scientific evidence, for the planning, implementation and extension of milk fluoridation projects for the prevention of dental caries. Finally, the edition provides basic guidelines for evaluation of milk fluoridation schemes"--P. x.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-186).
1. Milk, nutrition and human health / A. J. Rugg-Gunn and P. E. Petersen -- 2. Clinical studies / J. Bánóczy and A.J. Rugg-Gunn -- 3. Basic science studies / W. M. Edgar -- 4. The addition of fluoride to milk / A. E. Villa -- 5. The Implementation of community based programmes / S. M. Woodward -- 6. Evaluating fluoride exposure in milk fluoridation programmes / A. E. Villa -- 7. Programme evaluation / P. E. Petersen and A. J. Rugg-Gunn -- 8. Conclusions
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Milk fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries - 2009
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