MEMBERS of Bandon Town Council have passed a motion calling on Minister for Health Dr James O’Reilly to review the fluoridation of Irish water.
The move follows a presentation given to the council at its the April meeting by environmental scientist Declan Waugh.
Mr Waugh was asked to make the presentation by Labour councillor Gearoid Buckley who said, “I am pleased that councillors unanimously supported my motion calling for a full public review of the fluoridation of our water supply.
“Facts don’t lie and if the Minister grants our wish, the facts which Mr Waugh has highlighted will come to light, and I am confident the practice of poisoning our water supply will cease immediately,” he said.
Mr Waugh’s research includes a statement from the world’s top medical publication Harvards’ Department of Environmental Health’s, The Lancet Medical Journal, which states that fluoride is a Neurotoxin said Cllr Buckley.
“Furthermore the World Health Organisation (WHO) state that any country that introduce fluoridation should carry out a toxicity review.
“This toxicity report is very important, because the impact of fluoridation in Bandon and West Cork is very different to how the impact in other parts of the country.
“Cork by its geographical nature has significantly softer water, thus less calcium, and with the addition of fluoride, this calcium is reduced further.
“A toxicity report should be carried out immediately, as putting the same level of fluoride in all parts our country’s water is not in line with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendations,” he said.
Cllr Buckley said the EU have also advised governments to cease fluoridating water, yet Ireland is the only country who do not comply the recommendation.
“The seriousness of water fluoridation should not be underestimated, and I encourage everybody to read Mr Waugh’s extensive report and abreast themselves of the facts.”
The report can be downloaded from www.gearoidbuckley.ie.