Fluoride in Shippensburg Water
In Shippensburg, PA, the Shippensburg Borough Authority is concerned about the health effect that fluoridating the water will have. After the government lowered the fluoridation guidelines, they decided to contact medical professionals and seek input as to what would be best for the community.
The practice of fluoridating water began in the 1950’s, and despite being called one of the 10 greatest health achievements of modern times by some, and helping combat cavities and tooth decay, many opponents of the practice claim that it leads to severe long term health risks. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said they would go with whatever the board decided.
Board chairman Keith Swartz is having letters sent out to the surrounding community, to solicit opinions on the topic before the board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the Shippensburg Borough Building, to decide whether the practice of fluoridation will continue.