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Fort Worth runs out of flouride for water

The city of Fort Worth has temporarily stopped adding fluoride to public drinking water supplies, because of a nationwide shortage of the tooth decay-fighting compound.

The city, which supplies drinking water to nearly 1 million people in Tarrant County, ran out of fluoride last month after its contracted supplier failed to deliver a promised shipment, said Mary Gugliuzza, public education coordinator for the Fort Worth Water Department.

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