7 Jan 2011

Anti-fluoride campaign prepares for court battle

Anti-fluoride campaign prepares for court battle
CAMPAIGNERS against fluoride being added to Southampton's water supply, which would affect around 8,000 Totton residents, will travel to London this month for the judicial review into the controversial issue.
The South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) gave its approval for the chemical to be added to the city's supply in 2009 after the local primary care trust said it was needed to combat child tooth decay. The plan affects 190,000 people around Southampton, including Totton because of the layout of the pipes.
A two-day legal challenge to the scheme is due to be heard in the High Court from January 19th and the judge will look at whether the SHA examined all available evidence fully, as well as whether it listened properly to residents' views.
During the consultation 72% of responses were against fluoridation, but a Mori poll showed a different picture with only 38% opposed,
compared with 32% in support.
Campaign group Hampshire Against Fluoridation plans to travel to London for the hearing and members will also hold a demonstration on the steps of the High Court.
A spokesperson for the group said: "The judicial review will be heard in public and we would like to get as many supporters as possible to attend the hearing."
To book a seat on the coach to London email peckhams@yahoo. com or call 023 8049 3776

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it strange, doctors cannot force one person to take a drug, yet the government wants to force everyone to be drugged with fluoride, a prescription drug, against their will and with no medical supervision, no control over how much you consume and no treatment for side effects.
Fluoridation not only causes cancer, brittle bones, etc., (see www.fluoridealert.org) but is an absolute waste of tax money. People only drink 1/2% of the water they use.
For example, for every $1000 of fluoride chemical added to water, $995 would be directly wasted down the drain in toilets, showers, dishwashers, etc., $5 would be consumed in water by the people, and less than $0.50 would be consumed by children. Can you think of a more wasteful government program?
Would anyone purchase a bottle of 100 EXPENSIVE ‘medicant’ pills, take just one and throw the rest away into our habitats only to pollute our environments? Of course NOT!

GIDEON MACK said...

Adolf Hitler was a keen supporter of eugenics - the quest for better offspring.

Enforced fluoridation for better teeth in the young is eugeninics. I have contacted BBC South Today and support your campaign.

Using the Nazi comparison always gets attention and is frequently over used - in this case however it is worryingly applicable.

peter.henley said...

The BBC Politics Show has New Forest Conservative MP Julian Lewis debating the issue of flouride with the Chairman of the Hampshire Dental Committee on Sunday 23rd at 12:30

GIDEON MACK said...

Maybe if the government stipulated that the fluoride should be via enforced injection you may get a more sympathetic ear.

Keep fighting; you're in the right.