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Juneau has no plans to reintroduce fluoride

 

January 24, 2019



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.

Fluoridation has received renewed scrutiny after a recent study examined dental health in Juneau, finding dental costs increased for families with children under 6 years old after fluoridation stopped in January 2007, the Juneau Empire reported Tuesday.

The study was published last month in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Oral Health.

Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon said the city is unlikely to begin fluoridation again because the mat...



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