PHOENIX - Should Phoenix keep adding fluoride to your tap water? That's the question that was raised during a public debate Wednesday night.
Next week, the Phoenix Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee will vote on the future of fluoride.
Wednesday night, both sides weighed in on the practice.
"You can't control the dose ... you can't control who receives the medicine, and it violates the individual's right to informed consent," said Dr. Paul Connett who is against water fluoridation.
Dr. Howard Farran who supports the fluoridation said: "Just like we don't want to take vitamin D out of milk and go back to Rickets, we don't want to iodine out of salt and go back to goiter, we don't want to take out fluoride and go back to rampant decay."
Each year, Phoenix spends more than $580,000 fluoridating tap water.
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