The Columbia City Council on Monday night … decided to consider an end to adding fluoride to drinking water.
The council approved a motion to advance a fluoride resolution after a presentation from Michael Szewczyk, chairman of the Columbia Board of Health, which recommended the city continue to fluoridate its water to 0.7 milligram per liter. The board of health spent several months putting together a report about the issue after anti-fluoridation activists began to call for an end to the practice, citing health concerns.
… The board also noted in the report that Boone County and the University of Missouri have reported fluoride levels up to 1.6 milligrams per liter and 1.2 milligrams per liter, respectively, and that the board is unaware of any reported adverse effects connected to the use of the water or public demand that the fluoride be removed…
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