Clallam: Group backs full disclosure in PA fluoridation
PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County Citizens for Safe Drinking Water has asked the city of Port Angeles to adequately disclose to the public known adverse health effects of fluoridation to city water.
The group, through its environmental attorney Gerald Steel of Seattle, made the request in a July 2 letter to the city.
``We request that a careful review be made of the disclosure in any new checklist regarding environmental health,'' the letter states, citing state law.
``Fluoridation of public drinking water must be considered a release of toxic material into the water system that will adversely impact the public health.''
Mayor Glenn Wiggins said Sunday that he had read the letter, but wanted to talk to city staff and the city attorney before making a comment.
After a public hearing, the City Council in February approved fluoridation of city water 6-1, with Councilman Larry Williams dissenting.
City officials plan to fluoridate the city's water after Dec. 31.
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