Fluoride

By: Guadalupe Rodriguez

How does bio-medical technology impacts your subject

The scientists had to test people, to see if their teeth were clean. They figured that fluoride had to be in toothpaste because that chemical helps the teeth clean it. Fluoride is a mineral naturally in soil, water, plants, and animals. They are naturally in tea leaves and vegetables. This helps protect the teeth.

Tell us some "new" stuff

Fluoride is not medicine it's a mineral. It helps to prevent tooth decay and contributing to healthy bones. In 2011 Federal Health Officials offered a new water fluoridation 0.7 parts per million. Fluoride is toxic and people can die from it.

Little bit of background and what it led to

Fluoride was introduced in the end of World War II. After years fluoride was beginning to be in public water. It can have many health problems. It includes: infant mortality, congenital defects and IQ. This was not found by scientists but by the government.

Facts

*Fluoride is in all water supplies.

*The decisions are made from the government in order for people's health.

* Texas studied that they saved $24 per child per year in Medicaid.

*The savings were $61 per person.