Eustis, Florida Votes to Continue Fluoridating
On August, 20, 2015, the City Council of Eustis, Florida voted to continue to fluoridate the water supply after hearing from a variety of experts, including State Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla), himself a dentist. According to this report, “Hays had warned commissioners that ceasing the fluoridation of water would be a “blatant rejection of your duty as public servants.””
Eustis becomes the third city in August, after Denver, Colorado and Martinsville, Virginia, to vote to maintain community water fluoridation (CWF). Mayor Michael Holland beautifully summed his community’s civic responsibility, saying “When I look at the poor people of this community — and there are lot poorer people than there are wealthy people in this community today — we’re doing the best for them, and I think to pull the fluoride out of the water would be a big, big mistake for this community.”
The City of Eustis can rest assured that they are doing what’s best for everyone. Community water fluoridation benefits everyone, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, insurance coverage, or access to dental care. And creating conditions that benefit everyone is what community is all about.
Congratulations to the community of Eustis.