fluoride http://kmuw.org en Salina To Vote On Fluoridation http://kmuw.org/post/salina-vote-fluoridation <p>A petition to remove fluoride from Salina’s water supply was submitted on Monday to the city clerk.</p><p></p><p>A grassroots organization called Salina Cares delivered the petition and its 2041 signatures to city clerk Shandi&nbsp;Wicks on July 21st.</p><p>The petition is a request to the city of Salina to remove fluoride from the city’s public water supply.</p><p>The group intends to put the issue up for a vote in the November elections.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 37811 at http://kmuw.org New Bill Would Require Cities To Tell Residents That Fluoride Slows Brain Development In Children http://kmuw.org/post/new-bill-would-require-cities-tell-residents-fluoride-slows-brain-development-children <p>Oral health advocates in Kansas are pushing back against an effort to require cities that put fluoride in their water to tell residents that fluoride lowers the IQ in children.</p><p>Wichita Representative Steve Brunk has introduced a bill in the House requiring the IQ notification. It's based on a 2012 Harvard study that found a correlation between slower brain development and increased levels of fluoride in water.</p><p>That study focused on children in China, which unlike the U.S., has a high natural presence of fluoride in its water.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:50:19 +0000 Associated Press 30048 at http://kmuw.org Fluoride: Wichita's Big Question http://kmuw.org/post/fluoride-wichitas-big-question <p>Wichita voters will consider adding fluoride to the city water supply when they go to the polls on Nov. 6, and both sides have waged heavy campaigns over the hotly contested issue.</p><p><a href="http://www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/WaterAndSewer/WWDHistoryBook/Chapter8/8-97.htm">Wichita’s history</a> with the fluoride debate runs long and deep.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:06:34 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 7908 at http://kmuw.org Fluoride: Wichita's Big Question Crowson Cartoon: Fluoride http://kmuw.org/post/crowson-cartoon-fluoride <p></p><p></p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:39:53 +0000 Richard Crowson 6108 at http://kmuw.org Crowson Cartoon: Fluoride