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College Station Council Votes to Stop Adding Fluoride to Water Supply

The College Station water supply will soon have no added fluoride. For a variety of reasons, six of the seven council members voted Thursday night to end the 22 year practice.

Karl Mooney elected to do his own research.

CScoun092211budgetFlouride-4.mp3Comments from Karl Mooney.

Katy-Marie Lyles says her vote was strictly about saving $42,000 dollars.

CScoun092211budgetFlouride-3.mp3Comments from Katy-Marie Lyles.

Julie Schultz was among those saying there are other ways to add fluoride to one’s dental routine.

CScoun092211budgetFlouride-2.mp3Comments from Julie Schultz.

The council majority supported the staff’s recommendation, despite an 11th hour campaign that included comments at the council meeting from eight local dentists.

Councilwoman Blanche Brick was the only one who voted to continue adding the chemical.

CScoun092211budgetFlouride-1.mp3Comments from Blanche Brick.

City officials say the cavity-fighter is naturally in the water supply at about half the level recommended by federal authorities.

 

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Posted by on Sep 22 2011. Filed under Featured Stories, News.


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