Saturday 21 September 2019

A call to ban fluoridation of water supply gets support from council

Wexford County Council passed a notion of motion calling on the Government to stop the fluoridation of water at their January meeting.

Cllr Fionntan O'Suilleabhain asked 'Wexford County Council to note that there are serious and growing concerns in relation to the policy of fluoridating our water supply, and that all of our EU neighbours have now discontinued this policy due to health, environmental, legal or ethical concerns.

'This Council further notes that over a dozen county and city councils have now passed motions calling for the policy of water fluoridation to be discontinued.'

He asked the council to 'call on the Government to immediately reverse the Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies) Act 1960'.

The motion was 'fully supported' by Cllr George Lawlor who said 'the notion of adding a strong chemical to the water supply is now very outdated and there is no need to do it as dental practices have moved on.'

By Esther Hayden

Wexford People

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