“One such improvement is the elimination of the addition of fluoride to the potable water supplied by the Water Treatment Plant (WTP), [which has] saved the City $18,000 annually and reduced the hazard for operators in that they do not have to handle the dangerous chemical on a regular basis,” (ii).
Rosetown, Saskatchewan. North of the United States, the Canadian community of Rosetown has voted to end water fluoridation after an incident at the town’s water treatment facility caused the fluoride-feed pump to burst. It is thought that the feed likely burst due to corrosion, and the community does not plan to repair the pipe. Instead, the community of approximately 2,300 will have access to clean, natural, fluoride-free drinking water.
Lake View, Iowa. In Iowa, the community of Lake View has also decided to discontinue water fluoridation practices. While concerns for health and public safety have been the primary motivators for removing fluoride from water in other communities, the town of Lake View points to another reason: Cost. As a potentially toxic practice with little-to-no economic benefit, water fluoridation is a financial burden that many communities, like Lake View, simply cannot justify.
Cassadaga, New York. Residents of the town of Cassadaga rallied in overwhelming numbers to oppose the retroactive fluoridation of the town’s water system. With more than 75% of residents saying “No” to fluoride, the town’s Board Members supported the community in a 4-1 decision that rejected the fluoride proposal. The 600 members of the community are now safe from fluoridated water, along with some 300 citizens of the neighboring town of Lily Dale who share Cassadaga’s water supply.
This special health report has been produced by Assure a Smile, South Florida’s Home of Holistic Dentistry. For more information, readers are invited to visit the URLs in the Sources section below. Readers may also schedule an appointment with a Miami dentist online, or call our front desk directly at 305-274-0047.
Sources for this report include:
(i) Heck, Josh. With failure of Wichita Fluoride Vote. Accessed November 13th, 2012.
(ii) City of O’Fallon 2012 Budget (click to download the .pdf)