Wise move by Juneau

Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2007

I lived in Anchorage from 1982-1983 and still have relatives living in that city. I am originally from Washington state and since departing Alaska in the early 1980s have always kept my interest in your state.

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I have taken note that Juneau recently made the very wise and courageous decision to end water fluoridation. As one who has studied this issue since November of 2003, I want to congratulate the leaders and the citizens of Juneau for this very appropriate action.

I remember years ago sometimes hearing "not always kind" comments from people in Anchorage about Juneau. I can tell you this: That the city of Juneau has taken a leadership role by abandoning the discredited practice of fluoridation puts you well ahead of most others. Indeed this action to end fluoridation is indicative of wisdom and excellent judgment.

Taylor Moore

Joliet, Ill.

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