2 Apr 2011

SCSHA - Fluoride Statement

Fluoride Statement
Posted on: 31 March 2011, 2:31 pm in News

South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) has confirmed that it has instructed Southern Water to proceed with the process of adding fluoride to the water in the Southampton and south west Hampshire area.

The announcement comes following a period of judicial review into the SHA Board’s decision in February 2009 to fluoridate the water supply. The SHA remains satisfied that water fluoridation is a safe and effective way to improve the dental health of children in the Southampton area.

The SHA will work with the water authority on developing an implementation plan and it is likely to be a number of months before the necessary plant and machinery is constructed, operational and ready to commence the process of adding fluoride to the water supply in the area concerned.


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