Community Water Fluoridation and Cancer Mortality in Kansas: Is There a Relationship?

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Sep 01, 2000


Matthew D. Shepherd, Ph.D.


Community water fluoridation has been and continues to be an important public health concern for Kansas communities. This study was undertaken to determine whether community water fluoridation is associated with increased cancer mortality rates in Kansas communities.

Using Kansas-based data, the study concludes that there is no significant relationship between the level of fluoride in a community’s water and cancer mortality rates. The results are relevant to all Kansas communities facing the question of fluoridating their drinking water systems.

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