The Wayland Board of Health on Monday voted to continue putting fluoride in the town’s water supply, but to reduce the amount, according to Wayland Health Director Julia Junghanns.
The board approved continuing the Community Fluoridation Program in Wayland, but to reduce the fluoride content to .7 parts per million.
The vote comes after a long debate on whether to continue the 13-year-old program which advocates say helps prevent tooth decay.
Junghanns told Wayland Patch. The figure falls in line with the federal Center for Disease Control’s ongoing review of whether to recommend communities lower the target parts per million to .7, Junghanns said.
Junghanns said the lowered fluoride content would be implemented immediately.