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Fluoridating water, one strategy for improving public health, experts say


In Colorado, consuming fluoride in water is one inexpensive way to prevent tooth decay. Although fluoride is considered a contaminant, it is often diluted to reduce the concentration in locations with high naturally occuring fluoride, and added in others. Learn about Colorado Springs Utilities' use of fluoride in water in this new episode of Connecting the Drops.  

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Colorado Springs Utilities environmental technician Corey Thiel collects chilly water samples for testing. Credit: Holly Pretsky
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Colorado Springs Utilities' Corey Thiel readies his field equipment in the lab at a water treatment facility in Colorado Springs. Credit: Holly Pretsky
 Mayberry Slide Fluorosis
One of Frederick McKay's century-old slides shows a child's brown-stained teeth—the result of too much fluoride in water. Credit: Dana Cronin
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Frederick McKay's journal, which documents much of his research, will be on display at the Pioneer Museum in Colorado Springs. Credit: Dana Conin

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