LaSalle council took the middle ground on the issue of fluoridation of drinking water Tuesday.
Deputy Mayor Mark Carrick said there were “compelling arguments” on both sides of the issue and council approved a resolution asking the province to offer an opinion.
Presentations were made by the director of the Canadian chapter of the International Medical Geology Association Heather Gingerich, Kim DeYong of Fluoride Free Windsor, Doug Hayes with the Windsor Essex Chapter of the Council of Canadians and several LaSalle residents who oppose the addition of hydrofluorosilicic acid.
They asked council to pass a motion asking Windsor to stop fluoridating its water. LaSalle buys its water from Windsor.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Allen Heimann and dentist Dr. Charles Frank, who was representing the Ontario Dental Association, spoke in favour of fluoride, citing studies that show fluoride is “safe and effective” and poses “no harmful risk at current levels.”
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