Town gets its supply from Windsor, which will vote on issue later this year
Tecumseh town councillors voted 3-1 Tuesday in favour of asking the city of Windsor to stop putting fluoride in the drinking water.
Council was following the lead of the Windsor Utilities Commission, which recommended last month to discontinue the fluoride use in the water for five years.
Tecumseh gets its drinking water from Windsor.
Mayor Gary McNamara voted against the recommendation. He does not see any substantial proof fluoride does any harm. He doesn’t believe there is any scientific proof fluoride poses any health risks.
“I think it’s very clear … your family doctors, your dentists, your medical officers of health or whether its the disease control centre, Health Canada, just to name a few, they basically say fluoridation in water is the right thing to do,” he said.
Windsor city council is expected to vote on the issue this spring. Medical officer of health Dr. Allen Heimann says he will attend the meeting and bring scientific evidence that shows fluoride does not pose a health threat.