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Canadians Vote Against Fluoridated Water Supplies

The residents of Waterloo, Ontario in Canada have voted to stop adding fluoride to their water supply.  The decision has been welcomed by anti-fluoride campaigners.

The incoming head of the Ontario Dental Association, Dr. Harry Hoediono, has condemned the decision, claiming that people are unaware of the dental health benefits of fluoride.  Campaigners against fluoride believe that adding the chemical to the water supply can cause health problems including cancer, thyroid disease and arthritis.

Cosmetic Dentistry Guide reports:

“Most councilors ... voted in favor of stopping [fluoridation] to support public opinion ... [H]ealth officials had failed to run an effective campaign”.