HARTLAND TWP. (WWJ/AP) – A Livingston County community has decided that it will no longer fluoridate its drinking water supply.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports the Board of Trustees for Hartland Township voted 5-2 Tuesday to immediately stop adding fluoride to its water following a two-month debate.

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Trustee Glenn Harper brought the issue to the board. He called it a health hazard and says people should decide individually whether to use it.

Trustee Joe Colaianne voted against ceasing fluoridation, noting medical professionals promote its use in fighting tooth decay.

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The federal government has long called fluoridation one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Earlier this year, however, the government said a fresh review suggested some Americans may be getting too much fluoride.

Last spring, Mount Clemens also stopped fluoridation to reduce the cost of water.

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