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Calgary to study science of fluoride 8 years after removing it from drinking water

Calgary has approved a study that will look at the impact of its decision to remove fluoride from the city's tap water, with an independent review of the existing science on fluoridation.
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'An extraordinarily rare malfunction’: As unsafe drinking water in Sandy revives fluoride debates, experts say the mineral’s benefits outweigh its harms

Some residents and lawmakers are issuing calls to reconsider a ballot initiative voters passed more than 18 years ago that required fluoride in Salt Lake County's water.

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We add it to drinking water for our teeth — but is fluoride hurting us?

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