By: Peter Langille, AM800 CKLW, Windsor, Ontario 17-May-2016 – The Windsor Essex County Medical Officer of Health agrees the decision of fluoridation in water should be a provincial decision.
Dr. Gary Kirk is reacting to proposed legislation that would remove the choice of adding fluoride to the drinking water supply from municipalities.
Speaking on the Lynn Martin Show on AM800, Dr. Kirk says the health unit is still waiting for the legislation to be passed.
He says making it a provincial decision is the most fair.
Kirk says fluoridation has scientific credentials: “the most august scientific bodies in not just Canada but also the US and the world believe emphatically that water fluoridation is a safe effective and equitable measure to take”
He agrees with Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens that it is not an issue local politicians are well versed on.
The local board of health passed a resolution in December of 2014 supporting fluoridation in the drinking water supply.