City pondering use of fluoride

Sarnia is still considering the possible removal of fluoride from its drinking water.

City council intends to ask voters a ballot question at next the municipal election about fluoridation, which is done at the water treatment plant to reduce tooth decay.

City Hall also plans to hold a public meeting before then and invite presentations from both a fluoride supporter, Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s medical officer of health, and an anti-fluoride advocate, Dr. Hardy Limeback, former president of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.

If city residents do vote in favour of removing fluoride it won’t end there, however,

Sarnia is one partner in the Lambton Area Water Supply System, and can be outvoted by other member municipalities.