Council will be meeting to discuss a number of pressing issues on the city’s agenda on Monday.
… Another item on Monday’s agenda is a motion that was brought up on Friday by councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart to re-introduce fluoride into Calgary’s drinking water.
She wants to have the discussion reopened, citing a 2016 study by the University of Calgary that found that by removing the element, children’s dental health has dropped.
“I have an open mind. I’m open to be influenced by the best advice we can get on this,” she said on Friday. “I’m a health care professional and even I’m not an expert on this so I absolutely have an open mind. I haven’t made a decision on this [so] that’s why I want this work to be done.”
Colley-Urquhart also tabled the same motion after the report came out in 2016 and it was defeated 9-5.
Before the practice was ended in 2011, it cost the city about $750,000 to add fluoride to drinking water.
*Original article online at https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/council-to-discuss-consumption-sites-and-fluoride-1.4310682