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Fluoride concentration of bottled water and public water in Lebanon.
Abstract: Background and Aims: People in Lebanon turned to bottle water consumption because of its poor public water quality. In general, fluoride is known as dental caries preventive. A study in 1986 and two other national surveys in 1994 and 2004 showed that the concentration of fluoride in public Lebanese water was insignificant for the […]Lebanon
CASE STUDY: SALT FLUORIDATION IN LEBANON
Excerpt from: The Fluoride Debate: The Pros and Cons of Fluoridation by Aoun A, Darwiche F, Al Hayek S, and Doumi J. Preventive Nutrition and Food Science, Sept 30, 2018. Case Study: Salt Fluoridation in Lebanon In 1994, a national Oral Health Survey was conducted in Lebanon and showed a high prevalence of dental caries […]Lebanon Salt
Lebanese children are iodine deficient and urinary sodium and fluoride excretion are weak positive predictors of urinary iodine.
Abstract PURPOSE: To assess iodine and fluoride status among Lebanese children. METHODS: A nationally representative cross-sectional study of 6- to 10-year-old schoolchildren was conducted using multistage cluster sampling. Spot urine samples were collected from 1403 children, and urinary iodine, fluoride, creatinine and sodium levels were measured. Salt samples from markets (n = 30) were tested for iodine […]Lebanon
Fluoride addition to salt held off … for now
BEIRUT: Fluoride won’t have a place in Lebanon’s salt shakers, at least for now. In December, activists and health professionals successfully stopped the implementation of a law that would have mandated fluoridation of all table salt in the country. Through an online petition and meetings with Health Minister Wael Abou Faour, they warned that the […]Lebanon Salt
The dangers of salt fluoridation in Lebanon
Not all salt is created equal. However, if the new law on salt fluoridation in Lebanon sees light, not only will all salt in this country be equal but it will pose a public health threat and we won’t be able to do anything about it. Photo credit planet-science.com When you hear the word fluoride, […]Lebanon Salt