Bantry Town Council at it’s most recent meeting on Tuesday evening 14th January 2014 made history by joining Skibbereen, Clonakilty and other town councils across the country in calling for an immediate end to water fluoridation in Ireland.
Bantry Town Councillor’s unanimously passed a motion proposed by Bantry Town Councillor Diarmaid Murphy calling for the immediate cessation of Public Water Fluoridation in Ireland in addition to publicly endorsing the West Cork Fluoride Free Campaign group in their efforts to have West Cork declared Ireland’s first Fluoride Free region.
Owen Boyden, who’s assisting with the West Cork Fluoride Free campaign and the national efforts to have the mandatory water fluoridation policy reversed when contacted for further comment, said, “This historic motion passed by Bantry Town Council gives the West Cork Fluoride Free campaign further public support in addition to the very positive similar motions passed in 2013 by Skibbereen and Clonakilty”.
Mr Boyden added “It’s also hoped in the next few weeks that we will see a West Cork Town declared Ireland’s first Fluoride Free Town”.
This will be achieved through a minimum six businesses in one town having reverse osmosis fluoride filtration installed enabling them to serve fluoride free water to their customers.
For further information on this regional campaign, please visit the West Cork Fluoride Free Facebook page.