Fluoride Action Network

Wichita Health Board will revisit fluoride

Source: The Wichita Eagle | December 12th, 2002 | by Karen Shideler
Location: United States, Kansas

Physician Donna Sweet and dentist John Lewis will head efforts to revisit the idea of adding fluoride to the city’s drinking water, the Sedgwick County Advisory Board of Health decided today.

Both are members of the board and will begin by talking about fluoridation with candidates for mayor and City Council.

In 1999, the board debated fluoridation, and it was ready to recommend to the City Council that Wichita’s water be fluoridated at a level of 1 ppm to improve the community’s oral health. But Mayor Bob Knight asked the board to look at alternatives, saying he was not ready to have the council consider fluoridation.