Longmont, Colorado runs out of fluoride for water supply
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city has stopped adding fluoride to its drinking water due to a shortage of the mineral that helps prevent cavities.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The Sheridan City Council has voted to cease adding fluoride to the city's water.
The Sheridan Press reports the unanimous decision Monday came after the council...
IDA GROVE, Iowa (AP) — A small town in northwestern Iowa has ended its decades-long practice of treating the city's drinking water with fluoride.
City Council authorizes water fluoridation survey
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A city council in northern Wyoming has voted to authorize a survey regarding the continued fluoridation of the city's water supply.
Lawmaker pushes to add fluoride to Hawaii drinking water
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii lawmaker is pushing to add the mineral fluoride to the state's public water systems in an effort to promote better dental health.
Democratic state Sen. Karl Rhoads has sponsored legislation that would require the state's major public water suppliers to fluoridate drinking water.
Rhoads told KITV-TV that Hawaii ranks the lowest in the country for children's dental health.
Juneau has no plans to reintroduce fluoride in tap water
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau does not have any plans to put fluoride in its drinking water again after Alaska's capital stopped the practice more than a decade ago.
State getting nearly $1.9 million for dental programs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A nearly $1.9 million federal grant is going to help New Hampshire elementary school-based dental programs and provide education on fluoridation and better monitoring of women's dental health during pregnancy.
The state Department of Health and Human Services announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant on Monday.
Fluoridation debate continues in Clark County
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — City officials in central Ohio are considering fluoridating the municipal water supply to combat poor dental health.
The Springfield News-Sun reports Clark County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson urges Springfield city commissioners to allow a referendum vote in November on fluoridating the water supply.
New Hampshire cities, towns recognized for fluoridation
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A handful of New Hampshire communities are being recognized for efforts to promote oral health through fluoridated water, though the state overall lags behind the rest of the country.
Orange Water and Sewer Authority to resume fluoridating water after Feb. water crisis
Officials for a North Carolina water system say they're going to resume fluoridating drinking water nearly eight months after a system malfunction led to a crisis.
The Herald-Sun of Durham reports the Orange Water and Sewer Authority temporarily ceased fluoridation on Feb. 2 after too much fluoride was released into the water at a treatment plant, but OWASA officials said the water with excess fluoride was never released from the plant.
North Carolina water system to resume fluoridating water
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Officials for a North Carolina water system say they're going to resume fluoridating drinking water nearly eight months after a system malfunction led to a crisis.
The Herald-Sun of Durham reports the Orange Water and Sewer Authority temporarily ceased fluoridation on Feb. 2 after too much fluoride was released into the water at a treatment plant.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Voters in southwestern Colorado are overwhelmingly in support of continuing to fluoridate water.
The Durango Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2oBvIbI ) that results from Tuesday's election show that more than 3,000 Durango voters chose to support keeping the city's fluoride program in place. Just over 1,700 people voted to end fluoridation of the city's water.
City of Durango likely to continue fluoridation program
First of three fluoridation lectures to be held Wednesday
Durango voters likely to decide whether to halt fluoridation in drinking water
Voters likely to decide whether to halt fluoridation of drinking water
I am thankful for the public health pioneers that discovered the benefits of fluoridation in reducing dental decay (caries).
Indeed, I thank T. Harold Wilson and his fellow Durango City Council members that passed public water fluoridation 60-plus years ago. They helped save more teeth than any dentist.
November referendum will decide water fluoridation debate
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Voters living in communities served by the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District will vote next month on a referendum to continue adding fluoride to its drinking water.
The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2ejy75s ) a small group of residents against the Nov. 8 ballot measure say adding fluoride to drinking water amounts to mass medicating and over-fluoridation could be harmful.
Port Angeles holds off on fluoridating water supply
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Port Angeles officials have decided to stop putting fluoride in the municipal water supply for at least another year.
The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2aE4bfq ) the City Council voted Tuesday to end the practice until voters decide whether the city should continue fluoridation during an advisory election in November 2017. Mayor Patrick Downie says the city's plan is meant as a compromise to the...