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If it is passed, a new bill that has recently been given first-round approval by senators would require any Nebraska city or town with more than 1,000 residents to add fluoride to its water.
Areas that do not currently add fluoride can choose to opt out of the law by voting before June 1st, 2010, while towns and cities that have a sufficient amount of naturally occurring fluoride would be exempt, the Associated Press reports.
The aim of the bill is to improve the dental health of residents in the state, in which many towns and cities already fluoridate their water.
Writing in the Grand Island Independent, Senator Ray Aguilar supported the dental health measure, saying: "Fluoridation is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay and to improve oral health for a lifetime, for both children and adults."
He cited statistics stating that 67.3 per cent of the US population on public water systems drink fluoridated water.
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