Committee to examine Fairbanks fluoride

Posted: Tuesday, March 02, 2010

FAIRBANKS - A committee in Fairbanks will meet to review whether fluoride in local drinking water is a good idea.

The city of Fairbanks has been putting fluoride in the public water supply for 50 years but critics have frequently complained to city council members about its long-term health effects.

Supporters said fluoride in drinking water is a time-tested way to combat tooth decay.

Councilman Jerry Cleworth says city leaders aren't sure who to believe.

That uncertainty has led to the creation of a Fluoride Task Force - six scientists and medical professionals who will evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of fluoridation.

The group will host an organizational meeting Thursday.



Related Searches

 FLUORIDE TASK FORCE   COUNCILMAN   JERRY CLEWORTH   FAIRBANKS 

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING