Calif. Trial To Decide Risk Of Fluoride In Drinking Water

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (June 5, 2020, 9:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will square off at trial Monday in California federal court against groups seeking to force the EPA to ban the addition of fluoride to drinking water, in a closely watched case that could affect nearly 200 million Americans who drink fluoridated water.

Using the Toxic Substances Control Act's citizen suit provision, Food & Water Watch — along with other groups and individuals — has asked the court to overturn the EPA's rejection of their 2016 petition to ban fluoride in drinking water and order the agency to act. The case will test citizens' and nongovernmental organizations'...

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