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Canton Says "No" to Fluoridated Water

This week the Canton village Board of Trustees voted to end the thirty year old practice of adding fluoride to its public water. For decades, fluoridation has been considered a generally accepted measure to prevent tooth decay. But growing concern over long-term health risks swayed the trustees. As David Sommerstein reports, Canton could set an example for other North Country towns.  Go to full article

Canton to Reconsider Fluoridation

A public hearing on the pros and cons of fluoridation in Canton last week has prompted the village Board to take a closer look at the practice. Some 60% of communities across the country add fluoride to their water to help prevent tooth decay. But fluoride critics say the compound has adverse health affects. As David Sommerstein reports, Canton village residents may get a chance to vote on the issue.  Go to full article

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