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North Carolina county bans fluoride from water supply

Union County in North Carolina voted Feb. 19 to ban the use of fluoride in the county’s water system.

The decision came after a group of citizens who call themselves the Fluoride Fighters expressed concerns about fluoride’s potential harms. The commission also heard from dentists and supporters of fluoridation, many of whom pointed to the other chemicals added to water to keep people healthy, such as chlorine.

One supporter said he had a history of dental issues, but his children avoided that by growing up with fluoridated water. “My children had the blessing of growing up with fluoride in their water and it has done that,” said Richard Helms.

The Union County commission voted 3-2 to ban fluoride.

Read more: WFAE


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