A bill mandating fluoride in Louisiana water systems passed fairly easily in 2008. But that doesn’t mean no one was against the idea.

“This one snuck up on us,” says Marylee Orr, executive director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, even though LEAN has three people who watch the Legislature. “It may be time to do some educational outreach. We’re hoping it’s not too late.”

Paul Connett, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at St. Lawrence University and possibly the nation’s foremost fluoridation critic, argued at LEAN’s annual conference in October that “fluoridation must be stopped worldwide.”

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