Fluoride Well in Bauxite, Arkansas Fluoride in Duluth, MN-1.2ppm Cost effective Easy to distribute regardless of social or economic status Tooth Decay has decreased negative effects from long term exposure Too difficult to generalize fluoride consumption Fluoride is abundant in Food, drinks, and dental hygiene products Fluoride concentration could be lowered to .6ppm › Lower limit before prescribed fluoride tablets New data on long term effects Fluoride is available in other sources Fluoride has reduced tooth decay Cost effective "Health Effects." FluorideAlert.org. Fluoride Action Network, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2013. "Fluoridation of Municipal Water Systems." Minnesota Rural Water Association. National Rural Water Association, 27 Oct. 2003. Web. 1 Apr. 2013. "Fluoride Treatments and Supplements." Colgate Oral and Dental Health Resource Center. N.p., 15 Apr. 2011. Web. 23 Mar. 2013. "Drinking Water." LakeSuperiorStreams.org. City of Duluth, MN, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2013. Green, Jeff. "Hidden Fluoride in Our Food." Vibrant Health Balanced Living Natural Solutions Magazine. Vibrant Health Balanced Living Natural Solutions, n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2013. "How does Fluoride Protect against Cavities?." AnimatedTeeth.com. WMDS Inc, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. Overall Comments: Overall, a convincing & clearly organized job that demonstrates again how the best college research work is recursive, going back over its material again & again. You’ve already seen your response report, & you know how highly they thought of it. I agree by & large, though you mediation was awfully dependent on what you had to say, alone; the text there is general business anyone with a rudimentary grasp of the subject could come up. Likewise, earlier, you needed more data, more citation, in the slides themselves. Still, you got across a lot of information in a largely visual medium, & made it vivid. A- Lauren Hibbert Celsey Moody Josh Curtis-Beard Prof. John Domini, English 250, 4/13/13 Fluoridation Mediation Response The mediation presentation assigned to this group focused on fluoridation. In my opinion, “the visuals used contrasted well with the background color” (Hibbert). The background color was green and pictures were basically nature scenes. I found it interesting that “the text on the sides was in horizontal lines and some pictures had vertical images. there was definitely design balance”(Hibbert). The text included good short points, although a few slides were a little long. The “text stood out nicely, but titles could have been a different color”(Moody). Her voice sounded enthusiastic and upbeat, like she was genuinely interested in her topic. She did a “great job not reading right off of the PowerPoint slides, but she could try not saying umm so much” (Moody). When it comes to statistics, we learned long term effects of consuming to much fluoride and what it does to your teeth. Fluoride can “cause tooth decay, change in tooth color and is cost effective” (Josh). For logic, it was said that “tooth decay decreased and fluoride can be lowered to 0.6ppm”(Josh). Fluoridation was not defined in the presentation, though it may be something previously known by the audience. Overall the presentation was put together well and nicely done. Insightful and comprehensive: Plusses.