The issue of adding fluoride to the Prince George water supply is back before Council this evening.
Following a two-hour public forum on the contentious issue at CNC yesterday, the Prince George Safe Water Coalition will appear before council this evening, accompanied by a retired University of Calgary biophysics prof, Dr. James Beck, who researched and supported the successful bid to have fluoride removed from Calgary’s drinking water.
It was August of 2009 that the Coalition last appeared before Council, asking that the City stop adding fluoride to the water supply. Prince George has been adding fluoride to the water supply since 1955, a practice which costs the City about $70 thousand dollars a year in chemicals and infrastructure.
There are several B.C. communities which have discontinued the practice of fluoridating water including: Mackenzie, Smithers, Kitimat, Kelowna, Kamloops, and Burns Lake.