fluoride

Tallahassee’s Fluoride system needs an upgrade and officials say there’s some state money that could help.  Water Resources Engineering Manager John Buss says Tallahassee renovated the buildings associated with the system a few years ago. Now he says the pipes and tanks need attention.

Following hours of debate, Wellington’s city council voted 3-2 late Tuesday to stop adding fluoride to its drinking water, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The village, which is known for hosting international polo and equestrian events, has been using fluoride for 14 years, ever since public health authorities reached consensus that it was safe and prevented tooth decay, especially in children.

When anti-fluoridation activist Paul Connett went before the Brooksville City Council recently, he presented the council alarming information from a Harvard University report: Fluoride damages developing brains.  But as Dan DeWitt of the Tampa Bay Times writes, what Connett presented was not necessarily the whole truth.

Two Pinellas County Commission members lost their seats in this week's election after their opponents criticized their vote to remove fluoride from the water supply. A third member may be wavering.

Two incumbents who voted to abandon fluoride in Pinellas' drinking water lost their seats to former state lawmakers Janet Long and Charlie Justice, who campaigned on the issue.