N.J. Assembly panel passes bill to add fluoride to public water supply

nj.com | Jan 30, 2012

Water companies in New Jersey would be required to add fluoride to the water supply under a bill approved Monday by an Assembly panel at the urging of dentists and public health professionals — despite objections from environmentalists and utility officials.

The bill’s passage by the Assembly Health Committee was never in doubt since it prime sponsor was Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-Camden), the panel chairman and a doctor himself, is a prime sponsor. The vote was 8-0 with two absentions, and the measure now moves to the full Assembly.

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