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A Lehigh Valley town decided to stop fluoridating its water.
More than 20 years ago, a 13-year-old girl stood up before Allentown’s City Council with a problem — it was hard to remember to take her terrible-tasting fluoride pills. And, she pointed out, not everyone could afford them, according to minutes from the Jan. 20, 1999, meeting. “I usually drink a lot of water so […]United States, Pennsylvania
Western Berks Water Authority will not stop adding fluoride to drinking water.
The Western Berks Water Authority will not end the practice of adding fluoride to public drinking water. The authority board had discussed at a recent meeting the idea of no longer optimizing the fluoride in the water it provides. Michael Hart, board chairman, said the subject is one that has been brought up by a handful of […]United States, Pennsylvania
This Lehigh Valley town won’t have fluoride in its water much longer. Here’s why
A change is coming to Catasauqua’s drinking water that officials say will cut borough costs. Borough council in August voted to transition to a nonfluoridated water system, which is expected to be complete this year, according to a public notice sent to residents. During the council meeting, officials said they “don’t have the money” for […]United States, Pennsylvania
State College will end water fluoridation early next year. Here’s a look at the timeline.
The process to cease adding fluoride to the water that’s used by about 75,000 people daily has begun for the State College Borough Water Authority. The authority has contacted the state Department of Environmental Protection to start the re-permitting process to cease fluoridation. A public notification process has been underway since August and will continue […]United States, Pennsylvania United States
Harris Township Supervisors Ask Water Authority to Continue Fluoridation.
Harris Township’s Board of Supervisors wants the State College Borough Water Authority to reconsider its recent decision to begin the process of removing fluoride from the water supply serving approximately 75,000 people in and near the Centre Region. The township is one of six municipalities served at least in part by the SCBWA and is […]United States, Pennsylvania
In rural Pennsylvania, a filling is needed in access to rural oral care
(The Center Square) – A dentist shortage in rural Pennsylvania has been a consequence of population loss, how dental students get chosen, and the differences between dentists and other medical workers. Advocates view the problems of dental health access as similar to mental health access. “Just from a provider availability issue and stigma – stigma’s something […]United States, Pennsylvania
Opinion: State College Borough Water Authority board confident in decision to end fluoridation
The State College Borough Water Authority (SCBWA) recently voted unanimously to stop fluoridating the water supply. The Authority, which is an independent entity, is governed by a board of directors. The Authority serves a population of about 75,000 with an average of 5 million gallons of water per day. The service area includes the State […]United States, Pennsylvania
SCBWA Board: Decision to Remove Fluoride Came After ‘Significant Study’ by Members
The State College Borough Water Authority. Photo by Geoff Rushton | StateCollege.com The State College Borough Water Authority (SCBWA) recently voted unanimously to stop fluoridating the water supply. The authority, which is an independent entity, is governed by a board of directors. The authority serves a population of about 75,000 with an average of 5 […]United States, Pennsylvania
State College Borough Water Authority votes to end fluoridation
On Thursday, the State College Water Authority voted to end fluoridation of the borough’s water. The board members in favor of stopping fluoridation cited concerns about the quality of the fluoride added to the water, health concerns like dental fluorosis and ‘forcing’ community members to drink fluoridated water. They were adamant the change was not […]United States, Pennsylvania
State College Borough Water Authority Board Votes to Stop Fluoridation
The State College Borough Water Authority on Thursday voted to begin the process of removing fluoride from the water supply serving about 75,000 people, despite opposition from a number of local dentists, hygienists, health professionals and residents. Serving State College Borough and parts of Benner, College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton townships, SCBWA began fluoridating its […]United States, Pennsylvania