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Bradford gets rid of fluoride in water

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BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) - Residents in a Vermont town are trying to figure out why fluoride is no longer being added to the local water supply.

Bradford residents recently learned about the change when they opened their water bills.

Local dentist Robert Munson tells Vermont Public Radio the benefits of fluoridated water, especially on children's teeth, are indisputable.

The American Dental Association also says fluoride helps to prevent cavities, but there have been a number of communities that have debated its use.

Robert Nutting, chairman of the Bradford Water and Sewer Commission, tells the Valley News he "had some information" that fluoride is harmful.

The commission is scheduled to meet on Nov. 27. The select board chairman has invited state health officials to make the case for fluoridation.

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