Following debate over adding the chemical fluoride to county drinking water, Hernando County, Fla. has decided not to force medicate its residents. On Tuesday, the Hernando County Commissioner’s board held a meeting where both pro and anti-fluoride activists were allowed to voice their opinions, after which the crowd voted against mandatory fluoridation. “The majority of those speakers were opposed to fluoridation,” Hernando Today reports. One dentist who spoke argued that people need to “step up and vote” to add fluoride to the county’s drinking water to help the “poorest of the poor” reduce cavities. “Fluoridation is safe, effective and provides huge cost-savings and reduces human pain and suffering,” the dentist reportedly stated. More
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