Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Calgary removing fluoride from water supply

NOTE: WHY CAN'T WE DO THIS HERE?

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | 4:27 PM MT

Calgary city council has voted 10-3 to remove fluoride from the city's drinking water.

Two members of council, Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Brian Pincott, were out of town during Tuesday's vote.

Earlier in the day, city council considered and rejected by a vote of 8-5 putting the fluoride issue to a plebiscite in the 2013 municipal election.

Council also rejected referring the matter to an expert panel.

The issue has proved a lightning rod for Calgarians, and past plebiscites have revealed public opinion is almost evenly split on the matter.

In 1989, 53 per cent of Calgarians voted in favour of adding fluoride. Two years later, it was added.


Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2011/02/08/calgary-fluoride-city-water-supply-removal.html#ixzz1DTnqa1hF

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