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Fluoride Ban Case Can Include New Evidence, Judge Rules

Feb. 8, 2018, 4:34 PM

Environmental health advocates will be able to use new information in their fight to ban fluoride in drinking water, a federal court in San Francisco has ruled.

The court on Feb. 7 denied the Environmental Protection Agency’s motion to limit review to information the agency had when it made its decision to deny a petition filed by the coalition of health groups to ban fluoride in water.

Some municipalities add fluoride to water in an effort to prevent tooth decay, but the advocates say it may have adverse developmental health effects.

The groups had asked the U.S....

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