GORDON Brown believes fluoridation has been a success where it has been tried in England.
Speaking just days before a decision is taken on plans to add the chemical to the water supply of nearly 200,000 Hampshire residents, the Prime Minister said he believes the choice must be a local one.
Almost three-quarters of those living in the affected area who responded during South Central Strategic Health Authority’s public consultation on the plan said they are against it. Mr. Brown said: “It’s up to local people. I happen to think it’s been a success in helping people, but everybody has got their views and that’s the purpose of local consultation.
“It’s important you have a balanced debate about these issues.”