Fluoride Ban Pushed by Environmentalists Now in Judge’s Hands

Jan. 26, 2018, 10:26 PM

Health advocates and the EPA could find out by mid-April how much evidence a federal court in San Francisco will allow to be considered in the advocates’ bid to ban fluoride in drinking water.

A coalition of environmental health groups want the court to review the government’s refusal to initiate a rulemaking to ban fluoride in drinking water, and to consider a recently released study that they say underscores the need for a ban.

The groups argue that adding the mineral to water to reduce tooth decay damages the brain, and a federal toxics law gives them the right to ...

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