Bloomberg Law
Nov. 15, 2019, 11:01 AMUpdated: Nov. 16, 2019, 2:08 AM

Federal Judge Asked to Let Fluoride-in-Water Case Go to Trial (1)

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent
Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

The future of a suit challenging the EPA’s stance that fluoride in drinking water doesn’t pose unreasonable risks to young children was the focus of dueling motions before a federal judge in San Francisco Nov. 15.

The outcome could determine whether the case proceeds to trial in February, where a court would hear a debate over the risks and benefits of what has been common practice in the U.S. for more than half a century: municipalities adding fluoride to drinking water for dental health.

Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ...

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