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By Ben Muir 

Ballot Propositions: Ban fluoride?


A petition to ban fluoride from the Petersburg water system has nearly all the signatures required to find a spot on the ballot in October.

Holly Winje, who is leading the effort, said 270 people have signed a petition that would remove the ion fluoride --- which is often used to fight tooth decay --- from the water in Petersburg. Winje needs 283 signatures to hit the mark.

Winje has always been against fluoride, but she decided to spark the petition after having a child. She defended it by comparing fluoride to mercury and arsenic.

“I hope I don’t sound like a crazy person,” Winje s...

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