The Park Hills city council meets tonight to decide whether they should keep adding fluoride to the public water supply.

There seems to be little public opposition to dropping the decades-old practice but Dr. Jeff Dalin with the Greater St. Louis Dental Society hopes city leaders reconsider and leave the flouride in the town’s drinking water system.

“When flouride is put in the community’s water system it’s safe and its very, very effective,” Dalin tells KMOX News. “The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has called it the greatest public health achievement of the twentieth century because it really does its job and it has cut down on decay.”

By as much as 40%, according to some studies according to Dalin.

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