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New Braunfels: Would fluoridation pass New Braunfels voters again today?

Source: Herald-Zeitung | October 12th, 2010 | By Clay Anderson
Location: United States, Texas

In 1980, the citizens of New Braunfels voted to add water fluoridation to the City Charter by a 15-vote margin. In July 1982, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) began medicating the water supply with fluorosilicic acid (vs. naturally occurring calcium fluoride), a hazardous by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry.

Three years later, a local group of questioning citizens challenged this and attempted to remove fluoridation via a special City Charter Amendment election. Prior to this election, the anti-fluoridation group put forth significant effort to educate the public on the health dangers of fluoridation via informational fliers and numerous letters to the Herald-Zeitung…

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