St Croix Falls, Wisconsin Town Votes for Fluoridation
The Wisconsin city of St. Croix Falls voted last week to resume water fluoridation after being brief from experts on dental health and the fluoridation process. Fluoridation reduces tooth decay by 25 percent over a person’s lifetime.
The council had voted in February to end the health practice, but that decision was reversed last week. A number of websites post misinformation about fluoridation, and Mayor Brian Blesi alluded to the credibility gap when he cast the deciding vote to reinstate fluoridation:
“At the end of the day I have to conclude that we follow our authorities, and the authorities on this are the CDC and our local professional dentists, doctors, and public health representatives.”