Nebraska's fluoridation rules stir passionate responses
September 4, 2008
Grand Island is the largest Nebraska city without fluoridated water, and the question of whether to fluoridate is being put to a public vote in November. As reported by the Grand Island Independent
, at least a few attendees at a recent public forum on the issue expressed heated opinions
on the matter, which most likely reflects similar concerns about fluoridation that will be reflected in public debate in other parts of the state as well. Fluoridation has shown itself to be a highly cost-efficient method of improving public health through dental protection, as long as the fluoride levels are properly monitored
. At the upcoming Fall Conference of the Nebraska AWWA
, we will be presenting an introductory course in how water professionals should help to inform the public about issues like fluoridation.
last revised September 2008