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Orillia to consider adding fluoride to the city’s water supply

Source: The Packet & Times | June 21st, 2011 | By Sara Ross
Location: Canada, Ontario

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Council will consider adding fluoride to the city’s water supply.

Orillia’s water naturally has some fluoride, states a report.

“The current concentration in our drinking water is approximately 0.2 mg/L. The optimal fluoride concentration in drinking water for the control of tooth decay is between 0.5 and 0.8 mg/L according to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.”

The city has received a report from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit about water fluoridation.

The report estimates that $50,000 to $100,000 would provide systems for both the water filtration plant and the West Orillia well. Annual operating costs would be expected to be in the $25,000 range.

“The cost of equipment to provide fluoridation of water in Orillia is modest,” the report states.