After five decades, Dallas will be stopping the practice that has been implemented to counter tooth decay, a practice that since has shown to be inefficient and to cause more harm than good.
Economic factors, rather than public health concerns may, or may not have played the primary role.
Fluoridation opponents reportedly claimed that the city could save about $1 million a year that is spent on the industrial chemical.
Dallas City Council Member Sheffie Kadane said he discussed ending fluoridation with City Manager A.C. Gonzalez, reported NBC5, citing Kadane as saying:
“We don’t need it and we’d just save a million dollars that we can use for something else. …"