The city of Eastborough joins in on the support to add fluoride to Wichita's water supply.

A resolution was passed unanimously during Tuesday night's City Council meeting to support water fluoridation. The resolution is similar to the one Derby approved.

Officials in Eastborough say they passed the measure because because of the studies that have shown the benefits of fluoride. The city buys their water from Wichita.

Earlier this month, a group of medical professionals in support of fluoridation presented 5,500 signatures on a petition. At this time, the Wichita City Council has no plans on taking up the issue.

Wichita is the fourth-largest city in the United States not to have fluoride in its water. While some water is naturally fluoridated, most American cities have added fluoride to their water supply for decades.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the reduction in tooth decay because of fluoride in water one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.

Opponents of fluoridation often argue it dulls the senses, makes people more docile and causes health problems. Experts say those claims don't hold up.