Voters in Salina may get a say whether fluoride should be added to the city's water supply.
The group "Salina Cares" said they believe fluoride is dangerous, and shouldn't be in the water. They've collected more than 2,000 signatures to add the issue to the November ballot.
The group turned in the petition to city leaders Monday. They said they have more than double the number of signatures required to put the measure up for a vote.
“It should be a decision made by citizens of Salina, rather than the six commissioners which is what happened in 1968,” Salina Cares president Lou Tryon said.
The city of Salina has fluoridated its water for more than 40 years. City leaders point out fluoride naturally occurs in the environment and dentists say at proper levels it has been proven beneficial for teeth.
The county clerk still has to verify the signatures before the question is put up for a vote.