Councillors Richard Pootmans and Diane Colley-Urquhart support a motion for council to hold meetings with the U of C experts who completed the study back in February.

“I’m hoping my colleagues will be persuaded to look at the situation once again and then from there, the bigger challenge may be, depending on the results, whether or not we go for fluoridation or perhaps other alternatives will emerge,” said Pootmans.

Among Calgarians, opinions are split about whether or not to re-start fluoridation.

“I think it’d be a good idea to bring it back in so it lessens having to get alternative ways of providing for fluoride for children,” said one Calgarian.

“Absolutely stay out. That stuff is dangerous. There’s enough evidence, enough documented proof of how dangerous fluoride is and how it’s not really necessary,” said another.

The issue will come before council next week.

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