Letter: Cost of flouridation is higher
Your piece on May 22 regarding water fluoridation in Snowmass was very informative. I would like to respectfully note that the cost to the district of $3,500 annually for the fluoridation program is not a full account of the costs associated with fluoridation. If we factor in the need to repair dental fluorosis, including about 5 percent moderate to severe fluorosis among young teenagers, the cost is much higher, and the economic benefit of fluoridation vanishes.
Michael F. Dolan