- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Clarksburg residents will have an opportunity to comment on the city Water Board’s decision to stop using fluoride in the water supply.

The board will hold a public hearing on the decision on Tuesday during its regular meeting.

Water board president Al Cox requested the public hearing. He cast the lone vote opposing the move.

Cox tells The Exponent Telegram (https://bit.ly/1Fbgw2d ) that fellow board members Paul Howe and Charlie Thayer voted to discontinue the practice without public notification.

Howe and Thayer have said they are concerned about fluoride’s long-term health effects.

Most Americans drink water treated with fluoride. Supporters say fluoridated water reduces tooth decay and benefits low-income children and the elderly who do not have regular access to dental care.


Information from: The Exponent Telegram, https://www.theet.com

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