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Fluoride opponents target Healdsburg water

For more than 60 years, fluoride has been added to Healdsburg’s water to fight tooth decay. But that could end if opponents of fluoridated drinking water convince a majority of voters to stop the practice. Activists recently filed a notice of intent to begin circulating petitions to put the issue on the ballot.

Sebastopol newsletter urges opposition to county fluoride plan

Some Sebastopol residents, including a former city councilman, are objecting to a city-sponsored newsletter that urged people to oppose Sonoma County’s consideration of a water fluoridation plan.

Sonoma County considers authorizing more water fluoridation studies

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to advance one of its most hot-button projects: a bid to introduce fluoride to most of the county’s drinking water to improve dental health.

Public meeting scheduled Friday on Sonoma County dental health initiatives, fluoride

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday could take the next step in a long-proposed plan to add fluoride to most of the county’s drinking water.

Supes back fluoride study; criticism called ‘off the charts’

A move to add fluoride to most of Sonoma County’s drinking water to improve dental health received a significant boost Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors. The issue provoked emotional protests from some speakers, who proclaimed fluoride a health danger and decried government tinkering with the water supply. Their comments that drew unusually sharp rebukes from two supervisors.