I realise this issue has been around for quiet a while, but I am noticing a larger volume of opposition to Flouride in our water suppy recently.
Fluoride in our water: are we brushing with danger? - National News - Independent.ie ( From 2008 )
There's a growing amount of evidence linking fluoride to cancer, osteoporosis and genetic damage. Most governments in Europe have banned it, yet Ireland continues to add tooth-preserving acid to the public water supply.
Report prompts councils to call for public review of water fluoridation - The Irish Times - Thu, May 31, 2012 ( May 2012 )
Town councils in Cork have joined Kerry County Council in calling for a public review of water fluoridation in Ireland, following the publication of a new report .. The Risk Assessment of Water Fluoridation report says fluoride is a known risk factor in a series of health problems particularly prevalent in Ireland, including neurological and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and skeletal muscular disorders.
Mass fluoride over-dosing in Ireland demands urgent action | EUTimes.net ( June 2012 )
The Irish Medical Times reveals that 70% of adults in the fluoridated Republic are above the medically-safe daily fluoride intake and this is directly due to drinking water being fluoridated. In the UK which is largely un-fluoridated, a sizeable proportion of adults are also above safe levels.
Due to this report it cropped up in the dail:
Dáil Éireann - 06/Jun/2012 Written Answers - Water Fluoridation
Then some opinion pieces:
Fluoride in water and heavy tea drinking raise cancer fears | Irish Examiner
Remarkably, Irish people are the world’s largest consumers of tea, followed by the UK and we are also, unfortunately, the world’s most fluoridated society.
Most tea drinkers in Ireland would exceed the daily recommended fluoride intake from drinking tea due to using boiled fluoridated water to prepare the beverage. Boiling fluoridated water increases the fluoride concentration, thereby increasing the risks to health for the consumer.
Fluoride’s safety for human consumption has never been tested by the Irish Medicines Board. In Ireland the fluoride added to our drinking water is regarded as cosmetic. This means it does not have to go through the rigorous testing that a normal drug would go through.
Some crowd are mounting a legal challenge on this:
Legal challenge against the Irish Government’s Water Flouridation Policy | Tipp Tatler Magazine
Would appreciate peoples considered opinion and thoughts on all of this. I am NOT affiliated to any body for or against fluoridation of our water supply. I am just concerned.
If this whole thing blows up and goes legal it could cost the state / us tax payers a fortune in claims. Is this the next big one?