This is a big deal to me, because I live in TN, and I have worked really hard to get the word out about Fluoride here, in fact I was even on the news here in Tennessee at one point.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee public utilities would have to provide notice if they stop fluoridation of their water systems under a proposal that was unanimously approved by the Senate.
The measure sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tim Barnes of Clarkesville was approved 32-0 on Thursday.
Utilities would have to notify the state within 10 days of the decision and the public 30 days prior to discontinuance.
Barnes says he proposed the measure after residents in Montgomery County complained that a public utility there decided to remove fluoride from the water without notifying them.
Fluoride is added to drinking water to help reduce tooth decay.
The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the House Public Health and Family Subcommittee.