When the City Council voted on October 1, 2013 not to fluoridate Davis water, it concluded
that body’s sixth public policy decision on this
matter spread over a remarkable 53 years (1960-2013).
While many aspects of this implausible series of events merit description, two stand out in my mind.
One, unlike what is claimed about some other communities, the criticism of fluoridation in all six episodes--and that carried the day in five of the six--was dominantly science-based.