Grand Ledge Fluoride

By: Nick LaFave
By: Nick LaFave

Tamara Graham says her son's teeth are going bad, in part, because the city's water supply does not contain fluoride. Her son is taking fluoride pills prescribed by his dentist and she buys water for her family to drink rather than use the city's water.

Grand Ledge Mayor Pro-Tem Kalim Smith says this needs to change. He's introduced a proposal which will appear on the November ballot which, if passed, will provide funding to put fluoride in the city's water.

Smith says the process would be cheap. 25-hundred dollars for the equipment and monthly fees would amount to less than it would cost to put in a filling on one tooth (around 50 dollars).

This will be the first time Grand Ledge voters have been able to vote on the issue since the 1970's.


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