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A pickup rolls through downtown Richmond, Vt., on Wednesday. A town employee is under fire for lowering fluoride in the drinking water below the state's recommended level. Wilson Ring/AP hide caption

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A study conducted in six Canadian cities found a link between maternal consumption of fluoride during pregnancy and intelligence of their offspring. vitapix/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Maternal Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Lower Children's Intelligence?

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No-Drill Dentistry: Fluoride Treatments Can Prevent Cavities In Adults

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Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

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Demonstrator China Starshine holds up signs outside of City Hall in Portland last week. Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian/AP hide caption

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