With the aim to improve the dental health of poor children, over 2 million New Yorkers are targeted for new water fluoridation schemes.
May 4 Meeting in New York City
at the NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square Park South
9:30am – 2:30pm
9:30 – 9:45: NY State Department of Health Program Presentation
9:45 – 9:50: Welcome
9:50 – 12:15: Public Comment
12:15 – 12:45: Lunch
12:45 – 2:20: Public Comment
July 12 in Albany at the Empire State Plaza– details to come
These meetings will be webcast live (see link) and will be open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Individuals who wish to provide comment will be asked to register on site.
Areas targeted for fluoridation using Medicaid for funding:
|Long Island||Nassau & Suffolk||1,840,000|
|Queensbury Water District||Warren||27,000|
For more information see:
- Map of targeted areas in NY (see page 5)
- Rational given for the use of Medicaid funds
- Environmental Justice and Fluoridation, a report by FAN, September 2015
Important study on preterm birth in Upstate New York titled Relationship between municipal water fluoridation and preterm birth in Upstate New York (2009). The lead author works for the NYS Department of Health. We learned about this study from a published abstract which stated: “Domestic water fluoridation was associated with an increased risk of PTB [preterm birth]. This relationship was most pronounced among women in the lowest SES [socio-economic-status] groups (>10% poverty) and those of non-white racial origin.” Read the full abstract.