Three recent Wayne high school graduates participated in a special joint committee meeting with the Huber Heights City council. They were specifically invited to this meeting after raising concern on several occasions about, as one of the graduates stated it, "alarming amounts of fluoride" in the public water supply.
Steven Peden, Matthew Russell, Chase Warden, along with absent member Alexandria Turpin, have formed a discussion group to which one member posed the issue of fluoridation of the water supply. Through much research, the group compiled a long list of scientific and medical studies that they believe to point to an ever increasing trend that would classify fluorine and its compounds as dangerous poisons and not as nutrients necessary for good dental hygiene.
After pleading their case to the volunteer water and sewer board, they were directed by the stunned body to take their case to the city council. Again they pleaded their case, though by this time it was obvious that the state of Ohio revised code mandated the fluoridation. To this they asked the council for a simple resolution, a resolution saying that the state of Ohio legislature should at minimum reconsider their stance and begin a new investigation into the side effects and benefits of this controversial chemical.
These events lead up to the final stage of local action in which they went over the finite points of research and evidence in the conference room of city hall in Huber Heights. Data included quotes and studies detailed in the EPA, FDA and CDC journals, reports and websites. Research medical journals, science journals, lead scientist quotes and dissertations are but a few bibliographical citations that were included in their research. The impressed legislative body generally agreed to begin drafting the resolution, as well as starting the process of reaching several state legislatures individually to inquire into the possibility that there would be interest in sponsoring a revised code revision, or taking up the cause that had been so adamantly argued.
As of now there is nothing left to do but research more, and fortify the knowledge of factual information to which the group members have studied in detail.