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Letter: Fluoridation under review at State House
To the editor: Thanks to state Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, and thanks to the indefatigable Karen Spencer, the vital issue of fluoridation is again being considered at the State House. Last week, I submitted these three points to the Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (LEG): Fluoride is poison. Safety measures are […]United States, Massachusetts United States
Adamsdale Well being put back into operation in North Attleboro, complete with fluoridation
NORTH ATTLEBORO — The Adamsdale Well, which serves the west side of town and has been out of commission for roughly 2 1/2 years, is going back in use, with fluoride being added to its water. Town officials are calling it a “major milestone” for the local water supply system. “We began pushing chemicals through […]United States, Massachusetts
Fluoride feed in Greater Boston drinking water has resumed after construction, officials say
The fluoride feed in drinking water in the Greater Boston area has resumed after a three-month pause for construction, officials said Tuesday. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority said water fluoridation restarted on Monday. “Fluoridated water will be arriving at customer’s homes throughout the next week or so depending on the distance from the water treatment […]United States, Massachusetts
The hazards of fluoridated water
The Legislature should take action to prevent exposure to the inert perfluoroalkylated substances, (“Bill aims to slow spread of PFAS,” Gazette, Mar. 7), but it should also tackle the flip side of the fluoride coin — the reactive sodium fluoride and other fluoride products we deliberately add to drinking water supplies to reduce tooth decay. […]United States, Massachusetts United States
Fluoride to be taken out of Boston-area water temporarily
BOSTON – Fluoride is being temporarily taken out of the water supply for several communities in the Boston area and MetroWest. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority says parts of the pipeline and other equipment at the Carroll Water Treatment Plant need to be replaced. “This planned and temporary shutdown will allow for the maintenance of […]United States, Massachusetts
Water supplier suspends fluoride during work
BOSTON — The region’s largest water supplier will stop putting fluoride into its drinking water for several months while it upgrades the treatment system. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority announced Monday that use of the chemical additives will be suspended for three months, beginning in March, while equipment is upgraded at its Marlborough treatment facility. […]United States, Massachusetts United States
Update on Temporary Fluoride Shutdown for Construction.
MWRA staff presented an update on upcoming work on MWRA’s fluoride chemical addition system. MWRA Deputy Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Fiore began the presentation with an overview MWRA’s water system, including the water service area; reservoirs; the system of water pipes, tunnels, and aqueducts; storage facilities; and, pump stations. She noted that MWRA also supplies […]United States, Massachusetts
MWRA Notice – Temporary Fluoride Shutdown
As part of a project to replace portions of the fluoride feed piping and equipment at the Carroll Water Treatment Plant serving MetroWest and metro Boston communities, MWRA will need to shut down the fluoride feed for a few months starting in early March. While fluoridation is important for dental health, health officials indicate that […]United States, Massachusetts United States
Natick aiming to get fluoride back in drinking water by spring.
Natick stopped adding sodium fluoride to its public water supply last January due to a nationwide shortage, but is angling to reintroduce it as soon as spring. Fluoride plays an important role in strengthening teeth against decay, especially for kids. Natick originally thought it would run out in October of 2021, but Wellesley’s Department of […]United States, Massachusetts
After year-long hiatus, fluoride back in North Attleboro drinking water.
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Smile, North Attleboro. Fluoride is back in your drinking water. But don’t stop brushing your teeth and flossing. Nearly a year after the town’s water division announced it was no longer adding fluoride to the municipal supply because of a nationwide shortage of the cavity-preventing chemical, the town now has a supply […]United States, Massachusetts