Fluoride Action Network

Fayette County Commission approves budget

Source: TheCitizen.com | July 2nd, 2014 | By John Munford
Location: United States, Georgia


The commission formally adopted a $46.7 million budget June 26…

The budget was approved unanimously, but Commissioner Allen McCarty said he wished the county could “defund” about $25,000 set aside to purchase fluoride that is infused into the county’s drinking water.

“It’s not a lot of money, approximately $25,000, to put poison in our county water,” McCarty said, reading from a tube of fluoride toothpaste that said if a quantity more than used for tooth brushing is accidentally swallowed “to get medical help or contact poison control right away.”

McCarty said the state of Georgia mandates that fluoride be added to drinking water, but he thinks the fluoride in toothpaste should be good enough for residents without adding it to the water supply.