Fluoride is on the ballot tomorrow
November 3, 2008
Dozens of Nebraska cities and villages will vote tomorrow
on whether to begin adding fluoride to their municipal water supplies. Fluoride has long been used to prevent tooth decay in many parts of the US, but some communities have resisted due to fears about the safety of fluoride. Those fears are generally overstated, particularly since fluoride already occurs naturally
in many water supplies throughout the state, and when it is added mechanically it is still a safe and effective
public-health treatment. Simple and effective fluoride monitors
can be used to ensure that the dosages remain safe.
last revised November 2008