20 Jun 2013

Ireland - Council cannot stop water fluoridation

Council cannot stop water


Leitrim County Council cannot stop the practice of fluoridation of water supplies.
Leitrim County Council cannot stop the practice of fluoridation of water supplies.
A spokesperson for Leitrim County Council has said staff have “no option” but to continue the fluoridation of water supplies in the county.
Cllr Sean McDermott put forward a motion at the last Council meeting asking the Council to refrain from adding fluorosilicic acid to drinking water, citing growing public health concerns.
“There are a lot of concerns regarding the side effect of adding this chemical to the water and what impact it is having on people’s health,” he said.
“I have received a number of calls on this. People don’t want this stuff added to the water supply.”
Cllr Martin Kenny seconded Cllr McDermott’s call for the practise to cease noting that Ireland was the “only country in the EU adding fluoride to its water supply”.
He argued that, while it may be argued that fluoride has a positive impact on dental health, he said there were plenty of medical studies which showed just how bad fluoride was for your liver and other organs in high doses.
However, despite support from other councillors, Cllr McDermott was told that the fluoridation of drinking water was mandatory and had been enforced by law in Ireland since 1963.
“Both the capital costs and the operation costs (of fluoridation) are covered by the HSE,” added the Director of Service, Infrastructure.
He added that people who did not wish to consume fluoridated water could opt to use filters to remove it from their drinking water although some councillors remained critical of this suggestion saying it would make more sense to stop adding the chemical to our water in the first place.

1 comment:

rcannard said...

What complete tosh. we can't stop poisoning people because of some law do they have any i dear of how that sounds,this has gone on for so long now that they are scared to admit they were wrong, but then it take's a special kind of person to admit that and there is nothing special about the people who push fluoride,laws can be changed so change it,the whole issue of fluoridation has become a joke and a deadly one at that. Southampton is no different the SHA have been pushing fluoride since 2008 it's now 2013 and nothing has been done so just what were the SHA doing all this time as no agreement was even reached and had only just entered into talks with Southern Water,now the SHA are no more and one can only wonder at the thousands of tax payers pounds that have been wasted,just think of the good that money could have done,so where are we now as far as i can see we are back to square one with a new re-vamped SHA now called PHE a new face in the council that's promised another referendum and of course the obligatory dip into the public trough,enough is enough