Is my city’s water fluoridated?

Cities in Durham Region that add hydrofluorosilicic acid to drinking water

Pickering
Ajax 
Whitby
Brooklin
Oshawa
Courtice

Here are the communities, according to durham.ca that add fluoride to the water supply at approximately 0.5 to 0.8 mg/L.

Annual Cost: $200,000

Here are the 2011 Annual Water Quality Reports from the Durham Regional website

The Regional Municipality of Durham 2011 Annual Report Oshawa/Whitby/Ajax

Map of drinking water systems

http://www.durham.ca/works.asp?nr=/departments/works/reports/annualwaterreports2011.htm&setFooter=/includes/worksFooter.inc

The growing list of Canadian communities actively rejecting artificial fluoridation of drinking water:

As of 2013, only 32.5% of Canadians still receive artificially fluoridated tap water.

NOTE:  This list excludes communities not fluoridating but not officially discontinued.

  • New Tecumseth – September 30, 2013
  • Roblin, Manitoba – February 26, 2013
  • Lasalle, Ontario – January 29, 2013
  • Windsor, Ontario – January 29, 2013
  • Bécancour, Québec – January 16, 2013
  • Okotoks, Alberta – December 20, 2012
  • Kirkland Lake, Ontario – December 18, 2012
  • Verchères, Québec – October 2012
  • Fermont, Québec – September 30, 2012
  • Rosetown, Saskatchewan – July 16, 2012 (May 2012?)
  • Orillia, Ontario – July 16, 2012
  • Melville, Saskatchewan – May 2012
  • Watson, Saskatchewan – March 2012
  • Tecumseh, Ontario – March 13, 2012
  • Wynyard, Saskatchewan – March 1, 2012
  • Amherstburg, Ontario – February 6, 2012
  • Moncton, New Brunswick – December 19, 2011
  • Dieppe, New Brunswick – December 12, 2011
  • Lake Cowichan, British Columbia – November 19, 2011
  • Williams Lake, British Columbia – November 19, 2011
  • Lakeshore, Ontario – October 31, 2011
  • Churchill, Manitoba – October 16, 2011
  • Slave Lake, Alberta – September 12, 2011
  • Taber, Alberta – July 20, 2011
  • Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan – July 4, 2011
  • Flin Flon, Manitoba – July 2011
  • Calgary, Alberta – February 8, 2011
  • Athabaska, Alberta – November 1, 2010
  • Waterloo, St. Jacobs, Elmira,  Ontario – October 25, 2010
  • Farnham, Ange-Gardien, Québec – 2009
  • Gatineau, Québec – May 4, 2010
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario – July 21, 2009
  • Cranberry Portage, Manitoba – January 1, 2009
  • Drayton Valley, Alberta – December 31, 2008
  • Kingston, Ontario (Canadian Forces Base) – May 2008
  • Dryden, Ontario – April 2008
  • Québec City, Québec – April 1, 2008
  • Region of Niagara, Ontario – January 24, 2008
  • Kamsack, Saskatchewan – 2008
  • Langham, Saskatchewan – 2007
  • Golden, British Columbia – November  19, 2005
  • Foam Lake, Saskatchewan – 2005
  • Windsor, Québec – 2005
  • Burns Lake, British Columbia – June  25, 2003
  • Dutton-Dunwich, Ontario – June 2003
  • West Elgin, Ontario – June 2003
  • Preeceville, Saskatchewan – 2003
  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan – 2003
  • Sainte-Thérèse, Québec – 2002
  • Cobalt, Ontario – December 11, 2001
  • Kamloops, British Columbia – October  13, 2001
  • Laval, Québec – 2000
  • Whitehorse, Yukon – July 28, 1998
  • Kitimat, British Columbia – March  1998
  • Kelowna, British Columbia – November 16, 1996
  • Campbell River, British Columbia – April 1993
  • Port Hardy, British Columbia – November 1993
  • Squamish, British Columbia – November 1993
  • Comox-Courtenay, British Columbia – February 1992
  • Vancouver, British Columbia – early 1960′s

Learn more: http://cof-cof.ca/2013/01/canadas-growing-list-of-communities-rejecting-fluoridation-of-their-drinking-water/

2 thoughts on “Is my city’s water fluoridated?

  1. I’m new to this site. I understand that there’s cities and states that are removing fluoride in the US. Wondering what the hold up and snags that are stopping us from getting it out of our water.

    1. Hello Ryan,

      Many communities are stopping the addition of fluoride to their water,since 2010 over 70 communities from all over the world have stopped it and it keeps on growing. There are many reasons why communities are continuing fluoridation. One reason is that fluoride being “beneficial” for ones health has been the status quo for many years and has been regarded by health officials and dentists as being harmless. The false statement that fluoride is helpful to us has been engrained into our society. Officials do not want to loose the public’s trust, acknowledge or admit that it does harm or is an unethical practice. Another reason is that many people are unaware that this is in the water and do not know the dangers. A public meeting is a necessity in order for people to be fully aware and to democratically voice their concerns and demand an end to this practice.

      In Durham Region, these are the reasons, among others, why fluoride is still in our water. Free Durham from Fluoride is just starting, I hope we can solve all of these problems and end this harmful practice!

      Thanks for the good question, feel free to ask more!

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