Sandpoint to Stop Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sandpoint to Stop Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water

SANDPOINT, Idaho - The Sandpoint City Council has voted to quit adding fluoride to the municipal water system that also serves communities from Kootenai to Dover.

The 4-2 vote last week followed comments by more than a dozen people arguing against fluoridation at the meeting. Some who spoke out against fluoridation said they were being medicated against their will.

Fluoride is added to drinking water to help reduce tooth decay.

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