Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn says fluoride is cheap and still needed
A public meeting on fluoride in the water, is being held in Owen Sound this evening.
Medical officer of health, Dr. Hazel Lynn says the issue is before city council after some residents raised concerns about the need to have municipal water treated.
Opponents believe it isn’t needed because we have toothpaste that includes it, and people can get their teeth treated with fluoride at the dentist.
Dr. Lynn says numerous studies have shown how fluoride is a benefit, particularly for lower income residents who often can’t afford regular dental check ups.
She says fluoride has been proven to be safe, and the level used today is lower than when it was first introduced to the water system.
Owen Sound has treated it’s water for about 60 years, and a review of the process in the 90’s led to the continuation of fluoridation of the water.
The meeting tonight begins at 7pm in the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public library.
It has been set up by City council, and Dr. Lynn will be speaking.