Public Health Law Blog Archive

Oct 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Two Cities Debate Community Fluoridation

posted on Fri, Oct 26 2012 1:51 pm by Leila Barraza

On September 11, 2012, a subcommittee of the City of Phoenix, Arizona, held a hearing to debate whether to reconsider the city’s policy of community fluoridation. Opponents of fluoridation argued that community fluoridation was 1) dangerous, 2) a method by which the government poisoned residents, and 3) ineffective in preventing cavities.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Report Back from the 2012 Public Health Law Conference

posted on Wed, Oct 17 2012 3:31 pm by Jill Krueger

I just returned from the 2012 Public Health Law Conference held last week in Atlanta. When the Network staff debriefed on Friday afternoon, it became clear that conferences offer different things to different people at different stages in their career. The 2012 public health law conference met these diverse needs in myriad ways.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

If Sugar Is Addictive, What Does It Mean for the Law?

posted on Tue, Oct 2 2012 10:00 am by Marice Ashe

There’s growing evidence that sugar has addictive properties, much like alcohol and drugs. What does this mean for the way sugary foods and beverages are regulated in the United States? Could some of the policies that have helped limit drug and alcohol addiction be applied to the obesity epidemic?

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