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Oklahoma lawmaker seeking to ban fluoride in public water supply.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — State Sen. Nathan Dahm has filed a bill that would prohibit fluoride from being added to any public water supply. “Many countries have stopped the use of fluoride in their water due to health concerns and lack of supporting evidence for its efficacy when ingested,” Dahm said. “Finland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, […]United States, Oklahoma
Researchers detect fluoride in water with new simple color change test.
Environmental contaminants like fluoride, lead and pesticides exist all around and even within us. While researchers have simple ways to measure concentrations of such contaminants inside lab environments, levels are much more difficult to test in the field. That’s because they require costly specialized equipment. Recent efforts in synthetic biology have leveraged cellular biosensors to […]United States, Illinois
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
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
Agency Verdict on Whether Fluoride Harms IQ May Not Be Published
The public may never see a federal health agency’s conclusions about whether fluoride can harm children’s IQ when consumed in drinking water, according to newly filed documents in a federal district court. The director of the National Toxicology Program (NTP), which is run as a partnership of three federal health agencies, will decide next year […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Residents detail issues they face with water in rural Bouse.
Bouse residents spent years trying to take over the co-op that delivers water that contains too much arsenic and fluoride. *Original full-text article online at: https://www.azcentral.com/videos/money/business/energy/2022/12/22/video-water-issues-bouse-arizona/10496106002/ Print PDFUnited States, Arizona
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