Windsor, Canada Dumps Fluoride
Windsor, Canada just voted to stop fluoridating their water. You'll recall Crescent City recently voted to stop fluoridation. I suppose this should be good news for those of us concerned about individual choice, but I'm not so sure.
Just as with every other discussion about this, Windsor's debate seems to pretty much ignore the issue of individual choice and responsibility. Sure, there was one mention of mass- medication. There was also mention of residents not having a choice but to drink fluoridated water. I'm not sure that amounts to concern about choice.
The argument seems to always center about whether fluoride is good or bad for you. If bad, it shouldn't be in drinking water. If good, it goes in the drinking water. No concern about those who might feel different than what the 50.5% majority wants.
I'd also be willing to bet that many of those who oppose fluoridation would be willing to put something else in the water if they thought it beneficial. I hope I'm wrong in that regard.