5 Sep 2012

Echo take on new fluoridation regulation proposals

Government unveils scheme to avoid costly legal fights
Fluoride plans
THE Government has unveiled plans to avoid a repeat of the costly legal battle that blighted plans to add fluoride to Hampshire's water supply.
Health bosses ran up a £350,000 legal bill fighting a High Court challenge to
■ By TomMoseley
their controversial decision to back the scheme to put the chemical in tap water delivered to homes and businesses in Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams.
South Central Strategic Health Authority last year finally defeated the judicial review brought by Southampton mum Gerri Milner, but the process delayed the project by 18 months.
Ministers yesterday published proposals on how to do a better job of consulting residents when control of the thorny issue is handed to local councils once SHAs are scrapped next spring.....

"Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Consultation on the arrangements for consideration of proposals on the fluoridation of drinking water" which was published today and is available at:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/09/fluoridation-of-drinking-water/

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