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Anger over flouride plans January 22, 2013

Posted by Holly Rose Wood in Governance, Health, Water.
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Fluoride is set to be added to drinking water throughout England and Wales despite controversy over the long-term health effects, it emerged yesterday.

Source: The Daily Mail
Excerpt: “The law is expected to be changed so that local authorities can compel water companies to add fluoride to water. Environmentalists and consumer groups, who believe fluoridation has links to cancer, Down’s syndrome and infant mortality, and can also damage bones, will be angered by the Department of Health policy…

…About five million people in England already have fluoride added to their tap water – in Birmingham, the West Midlands, and Tyneside – while another 500,000 on the eastern coastline get naturally fluoridated-water. But Jane Jones, campaign director of the National Pure Water Association, said: ‘There will undoubtedly be a huge row about the renewed proposal to add fluoride to drinking water on a wide scale in the UK.

‘This is nanny statism. It is outrageous. To medicate the whole population against their will is not the way to deal with tooth decay.'”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-180373/Anger-fluoride-plans.html#ixzz2Ik1FZ49x