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Fluoride vote is embarrassing

By From page A10 | October 08, 2013

As the Sacramento Bee stated in an editorial Friday, Councilman Dan Wolk was the only member of the City Council with enough courage to recommend the implementation of fluoride in the new water project for the city of Davis.

It’s embarrassing that our other leaders were unwilling to acknowledge the broad support of the scientific community that has recognized fluoridated drinking water as one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.

Fortunately, more than 70 percent of the country has avoided the anti-fluoride hysteria that began as a “communist plot” in the 1950s and obviously still lives on in Davis as a conspiracy theory.

Jim Coulter

Davis

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