FLUORIDE COMBINES WITH ALUMINIUM IN DRINKING WATER.
Pennsylvania Health Department and Pa. Dental Association Promote Water Fluoridation Through Grant Program
Friday, June 11, 1999 12:46:13 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Department, in
partnership with the Pennsylvania Dental Association, today announced a
promotional effort and grant program to increase use of fluoride in community
water systems to help prevent tooth decay.
Grants will be available to enable non-fluoridated community water systems to
help cover the costs of converting to a fluoridated system.
"More than 50 years of research and water fluoridation for more than 134
million Americans have proven that fluoridation is safe, inexpensive and very
effective in preventing tooth decay," said Charles M. Ludwig, public health
dentist with the department's Oral Health Program. "The Health Department
and the Pennsylvania Dental Association urge local officials, concerned
citizens and health professionals in communities with fluoride- deficient
water systems to take action to promote the use of fluoride. The Fluoride
Grant Program can help them accomplish that goal."
Approximately $300,000 will be available under the grant program. The
Fluoride Grant Program funds grants from $5,000 to $30,000 to fluoride-deficient
water systems in Pennsylvania, based upon the population served and
the number of points through which treated water enters a distribution system.
Additional information is available from Caroline Power Gangl, director of
communications for the Pennsylvania Dental Association, by calling
717-234-5941 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact Jack McGettigan or
Evelyn Tatkovski, 717-787-1783, of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Last modified: 12 June 1999