Fluoride Debate Continues 

(WABI) – The news conference was in response to a vote two weeks ago by residents in the town of Mount Desert to remove the Fluoride from their water supply.

The health experts are also concerned about anti-fluoride claims made by Bangor pediatrician Leonardo Leonidas.

Dr. Leonidas points to studies which he says &quot:links fluoride with lower IQ’s and autism, and with weakened bones in adults&quot:.

The head of the Maine Center for Disease Control disagrees. Doctor Dora Mills claims that such statements are harmful because they spread fears about what she calls &quot:one of the most effective public health measures of the 20th century.&quot:

About 84% of Maine’s public water systems contain Fluoride.

Mount Desert is the first community in the state to get rid of fluoridation.