Residents, health/dental community clash on Green Bay’s fluoridization of water

On Monday night, residents, dental and healthcare professionals, and others debated the necessity of continuing to add fluoride to the water supply during Green Bay’s Protection and Welfare Committee meeting.

The issue was added onto the committee’s agenda after Green Bay resident Brenda Staudenmaier asked the city to consider stopping the practice.

Staudenmaier says she believes fluoride is detrimental to many organs in the body, especially the brain and thyroid.

“We have over 196 research studies we’ve submitted that show that it causes brain damage, it causes learning disabilities, and all kinds of problems,” Staudenmaier said.

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