In a 7-0 vote, the Austin City Council approved a resolution that makes the following recommendations:
- Continue to keep Austin water fluoridated because fluoridation of public drinking water is a good population based public health practice according to the Centers for Disease Control and the City’s Health and Human Services Department.
- Post information about fluoride and infants on the City’s website and at the City’s Health and Human Services Department Neighborhood Centers and WIC Stations, in both English and Spanish.
- Mail information to Austin Water Utility customers highlighting fluoride and infant information from the City’s website.
According to the website of the Austin Anti-Fluoride group, http://fluoridefreeaustin.com/, “On July 3, 2010, celebrated health journalist Dr. Joseph Mercola, honored us by declaring Austin – along with San Diego and Waterloo, Canada – one of North America’s three most important cities in the ongoing battle against water fluoridation”.
Cassidy Neal, Program Manager, Department of Member Services & Administration of the Texas Dental Association said that, “Capital Area Dental Society sent Dr. Jeffery Brunson and Dr. Barry Rouch who presented very well and lent a great deal of credibility to the pro-fluoride side. A big thanks goes to them for making this a successful vote for fluoride, patients, and organized dentistry!”
Also instrumental in the hearing process were Dr. Mark Peppard and Dr. David Slaughter. Other local dentist were present in support of CADS.
Capital Area Dental Society President, Dr. Jeff Brunson remarked that Ms. Neal was most helpful in making resource materials available and that she is the unsung hero in this victory. He also said that, “Dr. Slaughter made a most impressive and passionate presentation”.