11 Oct 2014
By nickbrannigan October 10, 2014 Fluoride
For years now the momentum has been building for the worldwide fluoride-free movement, with more and more communities and a country (Israel) recently ending the practice. As the dominos continue to fall we get closer to confining this medical malpractice to the history books. The next domino in line appears to be Ireland, the last remaining country in the world that mandates fluoridation nationwide.
On Monday, October 6, Dublin’s City Council passed a motion by a vote of 22-20 calling for the immediate cessation of water fluoridation in Ireland. Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland, and home to more than 500,000 residents. The vote is likely to be the tipping point in the national effort that is gaining significant momentum due to campaigners like the West Cork Fluoride Free Campaign, scientist Declan Waugh, The Girl Against Fluoride, and the hard-working fluoridation fighters Robert Pocock and Gladys Ryan who preceded them.
The timing of the Dublin vote couldn’t be better as the issue is currently being debated in the House of the Oireachtas (Irish Legislature). Senator Mary Ann O’Brien made a motion to end fluoridation because of the “fundamental human right of every Irish citizen to choose whether or not they have their water medicated with fluoride given that they are now paying for it.” Senator O’Brien wrote a powerful op-ed for the Irish Independent on October 1st explaining in detail why she was bringing the motion
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