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Town Board votes to continue fluoridation

Town Board voted 3-1 to continue fluoridating the Town's water supply. Also, trip money for the senior clubs and appointment of Town Attorney.

Town Board
January 22, 2013


The main item on the agenda was the Informational Hearing on whether to continue fluoridating the Town’s water supply.
 
After listening to Westchester County Commissioner of Health Sherlita Amler, several area dentists and residents and one person, a resident of Croton-on-Hudson, who spoke against fluoridation, the  Board closed the hearing and voted 3-1, with Councilman Paganelli voting no and Councilman Bianco not present, to continue to add fluoride to the Town’s water supply.
 
For a summary of other agenda items, including trip money for the senior clubs and the appointment of the Town Attorney, see ciyinfo.org.

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Evan Bray January 23, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Good on the Town Board for voting to continue fluoridation! I say that as a father of 3.66 children. It was quite interesting to see all of the out of town opposition making a big stink online while at the actual meeting residents and dentists ALL spoke out to continue the practice. Except for that one guy from Ossining who, apparently, convinced one town board member that fluoridation was a government mind control conspiracy?
Dr.SusanRubin January 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Of all age groups, infants are the most vulnerable to fluoride toxicity. Due to their small size, infants receive up to 400% more fluoride (per pound of body weight) than adults consuming the same level of fluoride in water. Not only do infants receive a larger dose, they have an impaired ability to excrete fluoride through their kidneys. Healthy adults can excrete more than 50% of an ingested fluoride dose; infants, by contrast, can only excrete 15 to 20%. This leads to a greater build-up of fluoride in the body, and may help explain why infants fed formula made with fluoridated water suffer higher rates of dental fluorosis, a discoloration of the teeth caused by excessive fluoride ingestion during childhood.

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