During the Aug. 2 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, a resident approached council asking that fluoride not be removed from the water.
Council members listened as she cited recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pediatric organizations and dental associations, all of which researched fluoride in water. She also spoke of numerous studies attesting to the benefits of fluoridation of municipal water. It reportedly benefits children by helping reduce dental cavities.
Currently, the issue is in front of the borough’s public utilities committee. The committee was not able to get a majority vote in favor of removing fluoride, so the issue, at this point, cannot be moved forward for council consideration.
The public utilities committee meets 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the municipal complex and will discuss the defluoridation of Catasauqua water.
*Original article, titled Catty resident requests fluoride remain in water, online at https://www.tnonline.com/20210811/catty-resident-requests-fluoride-remain-in-water/