House OKs notification before fluoridation could stop

04/16/2014 6:55 AM

04/16/2014 6:55 AM

Public water systems could be required to notify Missouri customers before eliminating fluoride from drinking water.

The Missouri House gave first-round approval Tuesday to the legislation. It would require notification at least 90 days before a vote to permanently cease fluoridation.

Water systems would need to inform customers, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Health and Senior Services.

The measure needs a second affirmative vote before moving to the state Senate.

The fluoride notification bill is HB1078.

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