Steve Gravelle
April 6, 2010

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Iowa City residents will continue to drink fluoride along with their tap water.

After considering concerns raised by some residents, City Council members said at this evening’s work session they’ve found no reason to drop the practice.

“Not seeing in my mind enough significant statistical data to imply harm, I’m not prepared” to end the practice, Councilmember Sue Mims said.

The council has heard from some residents, including University of Iowa faculty, in recent weeks questioning the effectiveness and even the safety of adding fluoride to city water. But council members agreed subsequent research hasn’t convinced them.

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