I somehow missed this result from last week’s election. The city of Wichita, Kansas actually passed an ordinance banning the use of fluoride in that city’s drinking water supply. And the organizers of the campaign to enact that ban say they’re now going to reproduce it in other cities and states around the country:
Advocates who led the successful fight against adding fluoride to Wichita’s water say they will work to get their message out across the state and the nation.
Wichita voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to add fluoride to the city’s water by a 60 percent to 40 percent margin. Although three-fourths of the country fluoridates its water, the anti-fluoride movement is gaining traction across the nation, Jonathan Hall, of Wichitans Against Fluoridation, said after the vote.
“We’re part of the upcoming wave of change,” he said…
Both Mark Gietzen, president of the Kansas Republican Assembly, and Hall said that the anti-fluoride forces plan to continue their efforts.
“We’re definitely going to take this statewide; we’re not going to quit,” Gietzen said.
The effort might include working for a state recommendation against fluoridation while still allowing communities to decide the issue locally.
“Since I am connected to the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. I’m going to try to make fluoride one of our core issues,” said Gietzen, who likened fluoride to lead and asbestos. “Things that we thought were right back then maybe were not such a good idea after all. That’s where we are with fluoride.”
We’ve apparently died and gone to 1956. Dr. Strangelove to the rescue: