Pinellas residents want fluoride in water, poll shows

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57 percent of Tampa Bay residents supported adding fluoride to their water, while 34 percent preferred none go into their water. Another 9 percent were undecided, writes David DeCamp of the St. Petersburg Times.

The poll, conducted by Braun Research, surveyed 508 adults in Pinellas and Hillsborough Dec. 3-11. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

The Pinellas County Commission voted 4-3 in October to stop adding fluoride to drinking water, seven years after starting the practice to prevent cavities. The emotional vote

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