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Fluoridation to end after 51 years

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Doug Schmidt
The Windsor Star [1]
Jan 30, 2013

Windsor on Monday joined the growing number of municipalities which have voted to end the decades-old practice of adding fluoride to the water supply in the fight against tooth decay.

“A lot has changed in the last 60 years … fluoride is not the be-all and end-all to prevent tooth decay,” said Mayor Eddie Francis, who voted with the majority.

The motion to end fluoridation passed 8-3.

Council’s rejection of fluoride after more than five hours of debate went contrary to the almost unanimous opinion of health and dental experts, as well as others with scientific backgrounds, present among the 27 delegations which spoke at the meeting.

“Do not be the municipal council known for making a health decision against the advice of your health advisers,” said Dr. Mark Drkulec, president of the Essex County Dental Association.

The safety and the effectiveness of fluoride added to municipal water to help in the fight against tooth decay is “the general consensus of the scientific community,” said Dr. Allen Heimann, the local medical officer of health.

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[1] The Windsor Star: http://www.windsorstar.com/Fluoridation+after+years/7885767/story.html

[2] Three-minute presentation given by local resident convinces several Rolla, Mo., officials to end water fluoridation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/three-minute-presentation-given-by-local-resident-convinces-several-rolla-mo-officials-to-end-water-fluoridation.html

[3] How to fight water fluoridation in your city: http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-to-fight-water-fluoridation-in-your-city.html

[4] Eight reasons why water fluoridation has failed modern civilization: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eight-reasons-why-water-fluoridation-has-failed-modern-civilization.html

[5] Revealed: How health chiefs plan to put fluoride in half our water supply to halt tooth decay: http://www.prisonplanet.com/revealed-how-health-chiefs-plan-to-put-fluoride-in-half-our-water-supply-to-halt-tooth-decay.html

[6] Green Party initiative could put an end to water fluoridation in Canada: http://www.prisonplanet.com/green-party-initiative-could-put-an-end-to-water-fluoridation-in-canada.html

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