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The city of Wichita has an important decision to make. This decision is vital to each and every person living in or around Wichita. It will affect many people and will adversely affect their health in many ways. Many people have been to a convenience store and purchased a bottle of water, or a restaurant where they ordered a glass of water but few people ever consider what’s in the water. If a customer were to order a glass of water at a restaurant they would expect a glass of clean unadulterated water. For example when you order a glass of tea, several questions are going to follow. “Sweet or Unsweet?”, “Would you like a lemon in your tea”. Almost each and every drink ordered at a restaurant would have a few basic questions with the exception of water. There is not a single question or modification that can or should be made to water. However, what if the waiter asked you, “Do you want some chemical in your water?” Many people would be shocked or even confused on how or what to answer. Still you have another group of people that would firmly say no, and those people may even wonder if they chose the right establishment to patronize. This is the decision that the city of Wichita is pondering. This decision is to decide whether or not to add the chemical, fluoride to the water supply.
Fluoride is usually found naturally in low concentration in drinking water and foods. The concentration in seawater averages 1.3 parts per million (ppm). Fresh water supplies generally contain between 0.01–0.3 ppm, whereas the ocean contains between 1.2 and 1.5 ppm. In some locations, the fresh water contains dangerously high levels of fluoride, leading to serious health problems. (Wikipedia, 2012) Now if some location of the world have dangerously high levels of fluoride then it would be safe to say that fluoride in abundance is dangerous. This statement would then…...

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