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UK Against Fluoridation

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

USA - Alexandria council rejects fluoride resolution 4-3

ALEXANDRIA – The Alexandria City Council rejected by a 4-3 vote Monday a controversial resolution that would have required the fluoride to be turned on in the city’s water supply.

Councilman Dr. David Steele, a dentist who brought the resolution before the council following several months of discussion, said he was very disappointed in the position of the members who voted against it. He had argued that fluoride is beneficial to children from birth through age 16 and that the number of cavities he saw in young children in Alexandria had spiked.

“I had no idea that we would have a city council that would feel this is not a big health concern,” he said. “The people of this council have ideas that are not mine and not those of the people in the community.”

However, Alexandria City Council President Jeff Bryan said it was the will of the residents that he vote against the resolution.

“I had a lot of constituents who wanted me to vote against it. They had persuasive facts to back it up,” he said. “Believe me, we looked at a lot of pros and cons.”.................

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