The action by a Northern Ontario municipality over fluoridated water could result in all communities having to put fluoride in their water supply. Earlier this month, Nairn and Hyman Township, east of Espanola, voted 3-2 to stop using fluoride in its water.
That prompted the Sudbury and District Board of Health into action. The health’s medical officer of health says the decision is a backward move by council that will worsen oral health for its residents. To fight the vote, the health unit is looking at lobbying the province to make fluoridated water mandatory across Ontario.