|Fluoride opponent Colleen Cran talks|
to reporters after decision.
CALGARY - With doctors touting research to promote fluoridation and a few dozen citizens touting research against fluoridation, a council committee voted to end Calgary's use of the tooth decay-fighting additive and paved the way for a final decision next month.
Only five aldermen sat through to the end of a 10 -hour public hearing Wednesday on the ills and benefits of fluoride-treated water, voting 4-1 to scrap the chemical.
Since six additional aldermen have declared their belief in the anti-fluoride movement, it appears that side will win on Feb. 7, unless Mayor Naheed Nenshi and some colleagues can successfully push for further study of the issue.