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Florida State fluoride researchers all smiles

01/05/2011

Florida State University Assistant Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Sourav Saha and his team of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers have made a significant discovery in the study fluoride. Small amounts of fluoride are often added to water supplies to ensure healthy teeth, but too much fluoride can be toxic--even carcinogenic. To ensure fluoride levels are safe, Saha and his team have developed a new chemical sensor that can accurately determine the presence and quantity of fluoride.