27 Jul 2009

Fluoride Overdosing Brignorth and Wolverhampton

01 Jul 2008 For 4 weeks Dimmingsdale works Overdosing of fluoride in treated water leaving works affecting 28,743 Brignorth and Wolverhampton

This is what the SCAHA said during the Southampton consultation.

6.4 What happens if the water company gets the fluoride dose incorrect? When fluoride is added to the water supply, it is done so under carefully controlled conditions. Safety is a primary concern and the governments Code of Practice on Technical Aspects of Fluoridation of Water Supplies, 1987, sets out strict criteria for water fluoridation. Water companies that run fluoridation schemes use sophisticated equipment to continuously monitor the level of fluoride in the water and there is an excellent safety record.

Water suppliers already routinely add fluoride to the water using robust systems which are well monitored. Although there is one major tank for fluoride chemical storage at the treatment works, a proportion is drawn off into a smaller tank for daily use and then carefully pumped into the mains water at the correct level. This reduces the chance of accidents and gives an additional safety mechanism.

1 comment:

Blossom said...

A surely as night follows day, there will be more overdoses of fluoride being delivered to householders because of 'fail-safe' equipment failure and because of human error!