Austin activists want fluoride removed from drinking water

Scientists have studied fluoride for years, and determined it is both safe and effective. (Image license.)

After pressure from people who oppose fluoridating drinking water " a widely accepted and safe public health initiative " the Austin City Council will weigh the issue during the next few months.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Council Member Don Zimmerman submitted a resolution calling the fluoridation of drinking water "unethical. He wants the city to stop fluoridating drinking water by December.

It's a major break with how former Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell handled the pseudo-controversy: telling opponents they were plain wrong, according to the Statesman.

Read the Statesman story.