Several Springfield Aldermen raised concerns about the fluoridation of public drinking water when an ordinance to buy more fluorocicilic acid came before the city council.
Alderman Kris Theilen said that the public discussion opposing the use of fluoride in public drinking water is getting louder and there is even an Harvard Health study pointing to other studies outlining negative health effects of fluoride in water.
Water Director Tom Skelly says that certain levels of fluoride in drinking water is a state mandate from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Alderman Sam Cahnman says that the city should pass a resolution supporting a municipality’s choice of whether or not they want to put fluoride in their drinking water.
The ordinance for fluoride, along with an ordinance to get more chlorine for drinking water were both placed on the consent agenda.