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Washoe County: Fluoride bill will go to voters

Source: Nevada Appeal | May 18th, 2009
Location: United States, Nevada

The bill that would fluoridate domestic water in Washoe County was approved by the Senate Finance committee Monday.

It won committee support after amending SB311 to provide for an advisory vote of the people in Washoe County.

The advisory vote, however, comes after the Truckee Meadows Water Authority implements the fluoridation program.

Fluoride in the water is supported by dentists who say it helps prevent cavities.

A similar bill was approved for Clark County a decade ago. That measure too had an advisory vote of the people.

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See also: Associated Press report, Senate OKs fluoride bill