Anti-fluoride activists set sights on Traverse City

Nov 10, 2014

Traverse City could be the next Michigan town to put the issue of water fluoridation on the ballot. Fluoridation opponents are vowing to take their fight to Traverse City even after an unsuccessful effort in Boyne City.

Voters in Boyne City elected to put fluoride back into their water supply last week.

Ben Hansen said his group – Fluoride Free in TC – still wants to put the issue before Traverse City voters next year.

“We intend to be on the ballot in November 2015 and between now and then, we’ll be working on two things … building a network of like-minded supporters and educating the public,” said Hansen.

Hansen calls fluoride a “poison” that should not be forced on citizens.

The American Dental Association calls fluoride the “single-most effective way to prevent tooth decay.”