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Valpo board to vote on fluoride use in 2 weeks

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board is expected to vote in two weeks on a recommendation to the council on whether Valparaiso should continue to add fluoride to the city water supply.

August 26, 2014 8:45 pm

Valpo panel recommends continued use of fluoride

VALPARAISO | In a 5 to 2 vote, the city's Fluoride Commission recommended the city continue to add fluoride to the water system, but the group unanimously agreed the issue should be addressed again in no more than five years.

August 07, 2014 6:33 pm

Dental associations continue to endorse fluoridation

Sixty years ago, Grand Rapids, Mich., became the first city to adjust fluoride in its water supply. Since that time, fluoridation has dramatically improved the oral health of tens of millions of Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proclaimed community water fluoridation…

July 01, 2014 12:00 am

Join dentists in promoting fluoridation of water

As a pediatric dentist practicing in Valparaiso since 1989, I am deeply disturbed that some forces seek to remove fluoride from city drinking water. I have treated terrible tooth decay, and the worst comes from the unfluoridated areas of our community.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Too much fluoride can cause cosmetic condition

The Times' May 28 editorial about fluoride in water stated there are no health warnings about drinking too much fluoridated water. This is incorrect.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Fluoridation's time is ending

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fluoridation's time is ending

The Times' editorial regarding the fluoridating of Valparaiso's water in the future did get one thing right. The answer to this important question is getting easier, but not in the way the editorial states. Many of us who have done the research believe that once the scientific facts are reve…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Believe this information on fluoride from Internet

Please go to and read, “The Toxic Import from China …”

June 02, 2014 12:00 am

Don't knock people who oppose vaccination

On a recent visit to where we used to live, I was happy to see Valparaiso is considering removing fluoride from the drinking water. Smart move since fluoride has been found to be a developmental neurotoxin, just like arsenic.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am

Read about tooth decay data in New Zealand

Regarding water fluoridation, read, "Why I Changed My Mind about Fluoridation," by John Colquhoun, DDS, Ph.D., the chief dental officer of Auckland, New Zealand. Colquhoun was a strong fluoridation supporter, but spent years studying the tooth decay statistics of New Zealand children. He was…

June 02, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Fluoridation takes bite out of tooth decay

Valparaiso is looking at whether to continue fluoridating the city's drinking water. The answer should be easy.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo committee to look for holes in fluoridation issue

VALPARAISO | The city's water has been fluoridated for about 60 years, but a committee has been formed to help determine whether that should continue to be the case.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am

Water fluoridation debate rages on after 70 years

Fluoride in the water, introduced in the 1940s, continues to be a controversial topic. No one is calling it a Communist plot anymore, but the two sides still can be heated about it.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am

Fluoride should be removed from nation's drinking water

Why do we still have fluoride in our water? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Union of Concerned Sientists sent Congress a letter years ago stating the dangers.

August 15, 2012 12:00 am

Something fishy is going on in our nation's government

I am suffering with a bad case of the whys. Why are we not pumping our oil? Is it because our greedy and power-mad officials have sold it to some foreign nation, or is it because the labor unions that are their bosses cost so much that it is cheaper to buy it from overseas nations?

July 24, 2011 12:00 am

Dealing with lead, fluoride and drugs in the water

VALPARAISO | Lead contamination remains a problem for water systems, fluoride still is a controversial issue, but now water utilities are facing a drug problem.

May 04, 2011 12:00 am

US says too much fluoride causing splotchy teeth

ATLANTA (AP) — In a remarkable turnabout, federal health officials say many Americans are getting too much fluoride, and it's causing splotches on children's teeth and perhaps other, more serious problems.

January 07, 2011 6:30 pm
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