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Valparaiso group weighs continued fluoridation of water supply

Source: Post-Tribune | May 21st, 2014 | By James D. Wolf Jr.
Location: United States, Indiana

A seven-member Fluoride Commission will begin considering whether to continue adding fluoride to the city’s water supply.

Led by facilitator Stuart G. Walesh, the group will meet at 4 p.m Wednesday in the Valparaiso City Utilities room, 205 Billings St. The commission should provide an answer by September…

They’ll look at the potential for harm if large amounts of flouride are ingested over time and at what groups like the American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say to recommend fluoridation.

“We’ve been adding fluoride to the water since the late 1950s on the advice of credible health experts,” Poulos said…

It costs the city $30,000 to $35,000 a year to fluoridate, and the utilities department must take precautions when storing it and adding it to the water supply…

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