Fluoridating potable water supplies
Policy makers would have to confront the uneven distribution of costs and benefits across societies if this change were made.
O fluoridating agents causes significant cancer treatment costs.
Brackley said his group will now turn its efforts to Winnipeg, helping activists in the provincial capital remove fluoride from the city’s water supply.
Several countries in Europe have stopped water-fluoridation programs, including Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland.
Adding fluoride to drinking water as an effective way to combat tooth decay was a practice that became widespread in the late 1950s and 1960s.
The city recently lowered the fluoride content from 0.85 milligrams per litre to 0.7 mg/L, based on recommendations from Health Canada and Manitoba Health.
Meijering said a fluoride rinse program will be offered at the local school in September, adding anyone wishing treatment can obtain it there.
Fluoridation has become a controversial issue in many North American communities.
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill" its drinking water on September 20, 1970, making it the first municipality in New Brunswick to voluntarily add fluoride to its drinking water ("voluntarily", because communities drawing their water from military bases also drink fluoridated water, due to a 1968 order from the federal defense department that all bases adopt the treatment).
our city's water supplies wrong UNTIL I read (Mail, May 26) about Birmingham general purposes committee being told that adding fluoride to the city's water supply was a "dramatic success", I was unaware that Councillor Mrs Curry held any firm views on the matter.
HFSA, a liquid, contains significant amounts of arsenic (As). Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) health-based drinking water standards for As and Pb are zero.