Water fluoridation must be on Calgary municipal elections slate: Swann

Alberta Liberal MLA David Swann calls on Calgary municipal election candidates to support fluoridating the city’s water supply.

“I’m deeply disappointed by the level of misinformation and fear-mongering surrounding fluoridation,” says Swann. “It flies in the face of 35 years of research that fluoride water treatment is a safe and effective way to protect our dental health.

“The consequences are clearly visible,” Swann adds. “In the years since the City of Calgary ceased fluoridating the water supply, there has been a measurable increase in the rate of dental caries in children. The most common procedure in the Alberta Children’s Hospital is dental work under general anaesthetic. This simple procedure is straining precious operating room resources and, worst of all, is completely avoidable.

“I urge Calgarians to choose leaders that will make the evidence-based decision to re-fluoridate our city’s water supply.”