UPDATE: Kansas lawmakers table anti-fluoride proposal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee has tabled a bill to require cities and other local governments to warn consumers if they put fluoride in their water supplies.

Chairman David Crum said the House Health and Human Services Committee's 10-2 vote Monday means the anti-fluoride bill is dead.

The measure has been condemned by public health officials and the Kansas Dental Association. The federal Centers for Disease Control last year called fluoridation of water "one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century."

But the bill says fluoride is dangerous and would require local governments to warn consumers if it fluoridates water -- and to warn that it might lower children's IQs.

Anti-fluoride activist Mark Gietzen said supporters of the bill will try to get action in the Senate.


Previous story:

A Kansas House committee is considering a proposal to require cities and other local governments to warn consumers if they put fluoride in their water supplies.

The bill on the Health and Human Services Committee's agenda Monday has been condemned by public health officials and the Kansas Dental Association. The federal Centers for Disease Control last year called fluoridation of water "one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century."

But the bill declares that fluoride is dangerous and says more studies of it are urgently needed. The bill would require local governments that fluoridate water to warn consumers and that it lowers children's IQs.

The bill stems from an active anti-fluoride movement in Wichita, which does not add fluoride to its water.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 246872531 - kake.com/a?a=246872531