Saturday, July 7, 2012

Taking Lead on Alternative Fluoride Plan :-)))

Remember that city in Canada who voted out fluoride in their water to save $750,000 per year, but didn't know what to do with the $750,000 so they assigned a committee to figure it out.  Well, the committee reported their decision to the city last week.  It's to donate the $750,000 to the local dentist van.  Not sure if they intend to donate that same amount each and every year, but it's a good start towards an alternative.  Rather than fluoridating the city's water, they save money, city residents have cleaner water from at least one toxin, and those who already give dental assistance will be able to serve 12,000 more during the coming year, so it's a win-win for everybody.  Here's the story being reported on a dentist's online weblink:


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Canadian city diverts $750K from fluoridation to kids' care
July 5, 2012 -- The city of Calgary, Alberta, has earmarked $750,000 saved from discontinuing its water fluoridation program for oral health programs targeting children from poor families, according to a story in the Calgary Herald.

On July 4, the city council's community and protective services committee approved a plan to provide funding to the Alex and Calgary Urban Project Society, which already offers mobile dental services.

The society currently offers adult-only dental services on weekends but wants to add another dental chair exclusively for children and hopes to treat up to 12,000 a year, according to the Herald.

We stand corrected---Here's the "Calgary Herald" article, and the city states they've made it VERY clear that they are "not in the health care business" and will NOT be giving any more money to the charity, that this will be a one-time donation from the city funds.  Three cheers for Calgary City---Lead the way!!

City earmarks $750,000 from flouridation savings for kids’ dental care programs

One-time funding approved for Alex, CUPS services for children in need

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