The West Jordan City Council voted unanimously for a resolution objecting to adding concentrations of contaminants to their drinking water which exceed Maximum Contaminant Level Goals. The resolution also says that any substance added to water supplies for the purpose of treating people rather than treating water, must have an approved health claim for that substance by the FDA or other controlling entity.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to note that this resolution DID NOT pass with the intent to stop fluoridation. It would be very counterproductive for opponents of fluoridation to say that it would, or to proclaim passage of the resolution as a "victory" in the fight against fluoridation.
An extremely important and commendable step has been taken by West Jordan's City Council in expressing their concern for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in their community. We hope other cities in Salt Lake County will follow their leadership in this issue.
In any public statements or presentations, please just focus on the basic facts:
(1) The resolution is non-binding;
(2) It deals with ANY PRODUCT or substance added to drinking water - not
just fluoridation chemicals;
(3) It was not intended to stop fluoridation;
(4) It deals specifically and only with contaminants in drinking water and
approval for health claims made by products added to drinking water; and
(5) It supports county, state and federal legislation which addresses the
provisions of the resolution.
THE CITY OF WEST JORDAN, UTAH RESOLUTION N. 02-98 A RESOLUTION ON
WATER PRODUCT QUALITY CONTROL
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