Calgary city council is open to revisiting the issue of putting fluoride back in the city’s water after a recent study showed tooth decay was worse in Calgary than in Edmonton.
Multiple council members were asked about the study Monday, and Mayor Naheed Nenshi said there is always an opportunity for this to go to a plebiscite.
“Today, based on the science that we’ve got, I would vote in favour of putting it back, but I would like to see a bigger lit study,” said Nenshi.
Ward six councillor Richard Pootmans said he will be meeting with one of the main doctors from the study this week to talk about some outstanding concerns he has.
“Then I’ll take those concerns forward, with all of the research, take those forward to my council colleagues to see if there is an appetite. Then, there’s also those who are suggesting a plebiscite and there is time to get it in for 2017,” said Pootmans.
Back in 2011, council decided overwhelmingly to remove fluoride.