Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Palm Beach Commission OKs fluoride in water

Health studies have shown for years the benefit of fluoridating the community water supply.

Finally a Florida community fluoridates:

By midday Friday, water consumed by more than 450,000 customers served by the Palm Beach County Water Utility will contain fluoride. The final OK came Tuesday morning from the Palm County Commission.

Flipping the fluoride switch comes after years of contentious debate by county commissioners.

It wasn't until the summer of 2003, after County Commissioner Jeff Koons took office and joined forces with county health director Dr. Jean Malecki that proponents could win enough commission voters to add the substance to the water.

Malecki and a slew of local, state and federal public health and dental authorities argued that fluoridation was a dirt cheap but powerfully effective way to prevent tooth decay........

No comments:

Post a Comment