The Yarmouth Board of Health has decided against the fluoridation of town drinking water.
In a Jan. 10 letter to selectmen, the board outlined its exploration of the issue and made note of a public informational meeting April 24 last year as well as public hearings June 20 and July 18.
While noting that many people spoke in favor of fluoridation at the meetings and that no meeting had more than 50 people present, the board said the tone of the meetings was decidedly anti-fluoridation.
“At all three public meetings, the clear sentiment of the majority of the public present was that the town should not add fluoride to the drinking water,” reads the letter.
The letter ends with the following statement: “The Board of Health does not recommend fluoridation of the drinking water in our community at this time.”