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Fluoridation: What the papers say: How does the United Kingdom press treat water fluoridation and does it matter?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ray Lowry


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This is a case study to investigate in an objective way how fluoridation is reported in the press. All press cuttings collected by a reputable national agency covering a 9-month period were studied; were rated as being profluoridation, antifluoridation or neutral. The rating system was calibrated before the study by comparing the scores given by the author and a selected group of experts. Overall, press article coverage was antifluoridation, though it is not clear how intentional this is. © British Dental Journal 2000.

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Author(s): Lowry RJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2000

Volume: 189

Issue: 1

Pages: 14-18

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4800587

PubMed id: 10967819


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