Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Committee recommends city eliminate use of fluoride

Fluoride opponent Colleen Cran talks
to reporters after decision.
Calgary Herald

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.

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