CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 25, 1976
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(Studio) Report on fluoridation debate.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Cincinnati, Ohio) In 1953, city council voted to add sodium fluoride to city's water supply. Voters rejected plan in 3 referendums. City charter altered in 1975 to prohibit fluoridation. Ohio supreme court and Environmental Protection Agency ruled the city had to fluoridate water. [Fluoridation opponent Julian BOWMAN - cites cancer link with fluoridation.] [Health commissioner, Dr. Arnold LEFF - says just plain "bull" to say fluoridation is unhealthy. City has higher rate of dental cavities due to lack of fluoridation.] Bus. of spring water Plant incrd. 50% since city's water fluoridated. People put filters in homes to get rid of chemical. Tuesday court hearing probably won't solve issue.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley (WCPO-TV)
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