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City was in tough spot on fluoride decision.
We don’t envy the members of the Alpena Municipal Council, who on Monday had to make a decision whether or not to continue adding fluoride to the city’s water supply. Ultimately, the council decided to discontinue its use, effective May 1. The law does not require the city to add the chemical — which helps […]United States, Michigan
DEQ seeking public comments on J.R. Simplot project that would reduce fluoride air emissions.
POCATELLO — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is holding an informational meeting and a formal public hearing this week for local residents to provide feedback on a J.R. Simplot project that would reduce fluoride air emissions at the Don Plant near Pocatello. The meeting to provide the public with basic information and to address […]United States, Idaho
Fluoride to be discontinued in city water supply starting in May.
ALPENA — The Alpena Municipal Council on Monday, by a vote of 5-0, decided to discontinue adding fluoride to Alpena’s water supply beginning May 1. The Council, which delayed a vote on the matter several times, decided the move would prevent it from making the choice of what residents can and can’t put into their […]United States, Michigan
Let’s stop the poisoning of our water supply.
Our city council will make a decision whether to continue to add sodium fluoride to our public water supply on Dec. 19. At a recent city council meeting numerous residents spoke against fluoridation citing a growing number of negative health effects from ingesting fluoride. The only support was from three people employed in the dental […]United States, Michigan
Council addresses fluoride leaching issue.
Discussion about the fluoride leaching problem at the water plant topped the agenda at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Williamsburg City Council. Matt Wildman, a representative from HR Green, explained that because of a design flaw, the fluoride “dust” was going to continue to escape from its designated room. Since fluoride is a corrosive […]United States, Iowa
The long and winding water treatment process.
LUMBERTON — The City of Lumberton’s Water Plant resembles in ways a medieval castle, with earthen walls and moats ringing an imposing, purposeful collection of structures. “People think water runs in one pipe,” said Chief Operator Paul Valenti, “and runs out the other.” Water treatment is far more involved than a simple input-output. Valenti is […]United States, North Carolina
CVS class action alleges retailer falsely advertises fluoride-free antiplaque & whitening toothpaste.
CVS toothpaste class action lawsuit overview: Who: Erzen Krivca filed a class action lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy Inc. Why: Krivca claims CVS falsely advertises the antiplaque and gingivitis relief benefits of its “Certified Natural” CVS Health-brand “Fluoride Free” and “Antiplaque & Whitening” toothpaste. Where: The class action lawsuit was filed in New York federal court. […]United States, National Toothpaste
Podcast Episode #74: Are You Being Fluoride Shamed At The Dentist?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in various environments, including the earth, soil, air, and water. Fluoride is a mineral added to toothpaste and dental rinses to help prevent tooth decay. Individuals concerned about the use of fluoride for brushing their teeth should speak with their dentist; nevertheless, some practitioners believe that fluoride is […]United States, National
Crowther: Fluoridation authority
Gordon Dritschilo’s “Writing on the Hall” column Saturday was a fair and accurate summary of recent actions before the Rutland City Board of Aldermen on the fluoridation issue. I would, however, like to provide additional context regarding the issue of who has authority to fluoridate the city water supply. I have previously expressed doubt that […]United States, Vermont
Writing on the Hall: Flo ridin’
Jack Crowther is trying very hard to get fluoride on the city ballot again. Crowther was part of the movement that put fluoridation on the ballot in 2016, and he didn’t give up when the city voted by a solid margin to maintain the process. The following month, he was in front of the Board […]United States, Vermont