Water fluoridation is a county issue, too

Good for the Sedgwick County Commission for suspending its rules on public comment to enable people to speak for or against water fluoridation at next week’s meeting. Though the Nov. 6 ballot question concerns the city of Wichita, the fluoridation issue affects public health in the county and is relevant to the work of the County Commission, which doubles as the county’s board of health. The county’s key role in community health and wellness also justified the Sedgwick County Health Department’s recent release of a fluoridation information sheet, which contains basic information that the vast majority of medical and dental professionals would regard as factual and noncontroversial.