Alberta’s doctors are speaking up this election, making their collective voice heard. The Alberta Medical Association has affirmed that fluoridation is an effective, safe, cost-effective public health measure that can transform communities for the better.
More than 75 years of science, thousands of studies and now more data about the significant damage in Calgary from fluoridation’s removal in 2011, have all shown that voting YES to fluoridation is the wise choice to make on October 18th.
Please tweet and share the AMA’s endorsement of fluoridation:
- The AMA reported on the plebiscite in its magazine, sharing our video, petition and website.
- Fluoride Yes! and the plebiscite was featured in the AMA’s MD Scope mailing list.
- The Alberta Dental Association and College also supports fluoridation.
The AMA’s clear endorsment follows decades of advocacy by Alberta doctors on fluoridation. As one example, in a notice to AMA Section of Pediatrics members in the July issue of AMA Section News, section president Dr. Michelle Bailey wrote, “While the issue of fluoride in the water is critical for Calgary with a plebiscite coming up this fall, the topic is relevant to all our provincial population as fluoride in water reduces dental caries and decay.”
The AMA also recognized the necessity and indisputable value of fluoride in municipal water by the passage of the Representative Forum resolution RF 19S-08 (2019 Spring RF) – “That the AMA support and advocate for fluoridation in municipal water sources in accordance with Government of Canada guidelines.”
In support of the motion, a survey to gauge the level of public support for water fluoridation was conducted with members of the AlbertaPatients.ca community forum; AMA representatives presented to Calgary City Council; and a letter, which remains on-record.
This election, please support our doctors, dentists and dental hygienists. Vote YES! on October 18th for the return of community water fluoridation back to Calgary.
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