Fluoride Plan Continues to Draw Heat in Edgartown
Sara Brown

Emotions ran high in Edgartown this week over a recent board of health decision to move forward with a plan to add fluoride to town water.

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Board of Health Votes to Add Fluoride to Water, Causing Outcry
Sara Brown

The Edgartown board of health’s decision to pursue adding fluoride to the town water supply has sparked outrage among some town residents and officials..

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Oak Bluffs Fluoride Question Will Be Put to Town Voters
Olivia Hull

The decision about whether to continue to add fluoride to the Oak Bluffs water supply will be put to town voters this spring. The board of health voted unanimously to poll residents in a nonbinding question on the spring town election ballot.

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Fluoridation Question Provokes Heated Debate
Alex Elvin

The question of whether Oak Bluffs should continue to fluoridate its water supply drew strong opinions on both sides of the issue at a public hearing before the board of health last Thursday.

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Fluoridation Question Remains Undecided in Oak Bluffs
Olivia Hull

The board of health will continue a public hearing on whether to remove fluoride from town water. Board member John Campbell said he would make strong recommendations against fluoridation. Oak Bluffs is the only town on the Island that fluoridates its public water supply.

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Bad Science
It took the town of Oak Bluffs forty years to accept what the Centers for Disease Control calls one of the ten great health achievements of the twentieth century — community fluoridation of water.
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Oak Bluffs Mulls Ending Fluoridation, Reigniting Debate Over Benefits, Risks
Olivia Hull

The Oak Bluffs water district has been fluoridating the public water supply since April of 1992, and is the only town on the Island to do so. But the board of health is considering ending the practice as soon as this summer. A public hearing will be held next month to discuss the issue.

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