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Fluoridation measures fail to advance in Legislature

  • COURTESY FOTOLIA

    Hawaii is one of just a handful of states that don’t add fluoride to their water supply, which has been shown to reduce tooth decay by 25 percent in children and adults, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bills that would require the counties to add fluoride to their public water systems appear dead for the year, despite a state Department of Health survey released in October that found Hawaii’s children have the most pervasive tooth decay in the nation. Read more

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