During its next meeting on Tuesday (February 3rd), the Three Rivers City Commission will conduct a public hearing on proposed chlorination of the city’s drinking water supply.
Action to schedule the public hearing to gain citizen input on the subject came during the commission meeting on January 20th.
The possibility of fluoridation of the water supply, along with chlorination, has also been mentioned. In that regard, you’ll find two links below to items that may be helpful to understanding fluoridation.
The first item focuses on “Community Water Fluoridation” and comes from the Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The second is from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and tells “The Story of Fluoridation” and notes that the first use of fluoridation in a public water supply took place right here in Michigan – in Grand Rapids.
Here are the links:
In keeping with a suggestion in one of the comments submitted in response to this story, below is a link to the Fluoride Action Network which is described as “an international coalition seeking to broaden public awareness about the toxicity of fluoride compounds and the health impacts of current fluoride exposures.”
Tuesday’s city commission meeting will get underway at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room of City Hall at 333 W. Michigan Avenue.
River Country Journal
Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 12:03 p.m. on February 2, 2009 to add the link to the Fluoride Action Network.