Fluoride Action Network

Oak Bluffs defers fluoride decision to voters

Source: The Martha | October 15th, 2014

Following a tempestuous public meeting on September 25 and often acrimonious public debate, the Oak Bluffs board of health Tuesday voted to put the question of whether or not to continue the practice of adding fluoride to the town water supply, as it has since 1991, to voters at April annual town meeting in the form of a non-binding resolution.

Board of health member and chiropractor John Campbell is at the forefront of the fluoride-removal effort. Several Island dentists have spoken in public in favor of the public health benefits of fluoridation.

Irrespective of the April vote, the board of health would be responsible for the decision.