Reexamination of the benefits and potential health risks that come from adding fluoride to Peel’s drinking water is officially underway.

Almost five years after Peel Regional councillors closed lengthy debate on the merits of municipal water fluoridation by unanimously voting to continue the longstanding practice, council members have reopened the issue.

Members of the Region’s newly established Oral Health in Peel Committee formally met for the first time last week. The committee met long enough to select a chair and vice-chair, then settle on a mandate for the group, which is comprised of regional council members.

Mississauga councillor Carolyn Parrish will serve as chair….

Roger Belgrave, The Brampton Guardian, Feb 17th