Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
BUENDIA, Osvaldo C.. The present position on fluoridation of water for human consumption in S. Paulo State, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1983, vol.17, n.3, pp. 226-232. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101983000300005.
With a view to bringing out some facts connected with the progress achieved in water fluoridation in the State of S. Paulo, Brazil, the paper quotes laws, decrees and other legal acts which form the basis for the spread of the method. The public agencies which are assisting in the implantation of fluoridation systems, are quoted and the action, covering 23.39% of all communities, which has been taken by them is discribed. The list of 145 communities fluoridated up to the present, the composite used, the implanting agency, the population benefited and cost/individual/year, are presented.
Keywords : Water; Fluoridation; S. Paulo, Brazil.