Florida County Commission Chooses to Not Fluoridate Their Water

(from Hernando Today) A recent debate about whether or not to add fluoride to the water had plenty of “pros” and dental practitioners extolling the “gains” of including this industrial waste in their drinking-water, but most of those that attended the 2-hour discussion for the issue were opposed to fluoridation. By the end of the assembly, not even one man decided to 2nd the movement, which therefore expired.

Citizens talked to the commission in regards to the scientific discipline-shown risks of ingesting fluoride, including weakened bones and dental fluorosis, among many others. Additionally, they stated that individuals ought to be allowed to decide for themselves what they do and do not consume, and water fluoridation would basically be the same as forcing drugs on the population.

Susan Goebel-Canning, the county’s manager of environmental solutions, stated that between 85% and 98% of the fluoridated water would result in sewerage and irrigation, thereby introducing an environmental threat along with health fears.