Articles About fluoride

  • Fluoride-free water may lead to decay— Study looks at defluoridation

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    Local children have higher rates of tooth decay than their older peers, who have had access to fluoridated water for a longer period of time, according to the preliminary results of a Greene County Combined Health District surveillance study.

  • Council says no to fluoride

    At their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, members of Village Council voted to discontinue the practice of putting fluoride in Yellow Springs water.

  • A closer look at fluoridation

    At a Village Council-sponsored forum on fluoridated water last weekend, some lesser known facts were shared by several scientists who were invited to speak on the sometimes controversial issue. While ingesting fluoride is not recommended for infants, for example…

  • Forum explores fluoride use

    Whether the Village of Yellow Springs should continue to fluoridate its drinking water and at what level will be debated at a forum organized by Village Council from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the John Bryan Center gym.

  • Council approves initial step towards affordable housing

    At their Nov. 1 meeting, members of Village Council unanimously approved taking a step toward creating the first Village-sponsored affordable housing project in the past several decades. The project, proposed by Council President Judith Hempfling and Vice-President Lori Askeland…

  • Green space funds proposed

    To preserve the Jacoby Greenbelt on the western edge of Yellow Springs, Village Council should have sufficient greenbelt funds to act quickly when landowners are ready to sell, according to Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw at Council’s Oct. 14 meeting.

  • The keeper of the water’s source

    Ted Dunevant, the Village water plant operator, is being honored by the American Water Works Association for his 25 years of dedicated service to the Village. He is also responsible for recent Village honors from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for 50 years of consistent and accurate fluoridation of local water, a task that Dunevant performs each day. He’s shown with Village Water and Wastewater Superintendent Joe Bates.

    Like the air we breathe, the water we drink is of vital importance to our health, yet its origins beyond the tap are somewhat mysterious. Down at the southern end of the village nestled among the foliage on Jacoby Road…

  • Fluoridation

    The new Village dog park will remain at Ellis Park, after the majority of Council members were not swayed at their April 5 meeting by arguments to relocate the park to a new location.

  • Council considers new group with economic advisory role

    At their Sept. 8 meeting, members of Village Council continued an earlier discussion regarding how the Village should best approach economic development. At issue was a motion by Council President Judith Hempfling that Council establish an economic sustainability committee. Council did not take action at the meeting due to concerns from Council members Kathryn Van der Heiden and Karen Wintrow that Council’s new economic sustainability staff person, who has not yet been hired, should be on the job before an advisory group is established.