Excerpts from Jodi Weigand’s article:
Brackenridge takes steps to eliminate fluoride use
Brackenridge Borough wants to join the growing list of water suppliers that don’t fluoridate their water.
After months of discussion, Brackenridge Council has taken steps to discontinue fluoride’s use.
Councilman Timothy Kolar recommended the move, saying it would save the borough about $4,000 per year and would make the plant safer by eliminating a chemical.
“Nowadays, toothpaste and baby formula all have fluoride,” he said. “Also, it’s dangerous to work with. So it’s also a safety factor.”