13 Sep 2011

Daily Echo - If it costs too much to ad fluoride up north, why is it still being considered in Hampshire?


If it costs too much to add fluoride up north, why is it still being considered in Hampshire?
By Jon Reeve
ANTI-fluoride campaigners have demanded that health chiefs scrap plans to add the chemical to Hampshire tap water, after a similar scheme elsewhere in the country was abandoned.
Health bosses in the north west have admitted the costs of introducing fluoridation there have mushroomed.
Opponents of South Central Strategic Health Authority's moves to put fluoride in water delivered to nearly 200,000 people in parts of Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams have welcomed NHS North West's decision.
And with Southern Water admitting it still doesn't know exactly how the scheme will be implemented, campaigners argue the problems elsewhere show the Hampshire plans should also be axed.
Last week, health minister Anne Milton told ew Forest East MP Julian Lewis the Government has no idea what the Southampton scheme will cost beyond the original £471,000 estimate.
He said: "South Central SHA believes that it can convert a
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1 comment:

Gill said...

Thank you to the Southern Daily Echo for allocating the front page to the fluoridation discussion.
Dr Paul Connett was so right when, on Saturday 10th September 2011, he gave special credit to the Southern Daily Echo for their excellent fluoridation coverage