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A state matter: Elgin not pursuing removing fluoride from drinking water

Source: Elgin Courier News | October 29th, 2013 | By Mike Danahey
Location: United States, Illinois

ELGIN — The city will not pursue any moves to take fluoride out of its drinking matter under current state rules…

[Water Director Kyla Jacobsen] stated that 13 states including Illinois have fluoride regulations set at the state level, while the remaining 37 allow fluoride in the drinking water to be decided at the local level.

“The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Department of Public Health are responsible for setting and enforcing safety standards for community water systems. We follow the regulations that we are given,” Jacobsen stated…

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