I object to the decision to discontinue the fluoride treatments to the Bellefonte water system. This is a decision that will adversely affect the health of Bellefonte residents.
I moved to Bellefonte as an adult, but over the last four-plus decades I have greatly benefited from a fluoridated public water system in Bellefonte and in other municipalities. I have excellent dental health compared to others who didn’t have access to fluoridated water.
I understand there are safety and financial concerns in adding fluoride to Bellefonte’s water, but this decision is also a health concern for the more than 6,000 residents of the borough.
There should be a public forum for discussion before any changes are made to the water system.