Fluoride Action Network

Bio-monitoring programme in 2010 to measure fluoride levels in general population

Source: Irish Times | October 12th, 2009 | By Harry McGee
Location: Ireland

Excerpt of article titled: 84% of delegates vote in favour of new programme

THE GREEN Party decisively endorsed the Programme for Government and also rejected, by a large majority, a motion opposing the setting up of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

At the conclusion of its day-long special convention at the RDS on Saturday, the party announced that 84 per cent of over 600 delegates had backed the programme, agreed between Fianna Fáil and the Greens late on Friday night.

Party rules require the backing of two-thirds of the members to endorse motions of this magnitude…


The Programme for Government, dated 10 October 2009, includes:

PAGE 20: “We will commence a bio-monitoring programme in 2010 to measure FLUORIDE levels, which will provide robust baseline data on the level of fluoride in the general population.”

Past documents:

2007. An Agreed Programme for Government
“Arising from the work of the Expert Body on Fluorides and Health and the motion agreed unanimously by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health & Children, the HSE will carry out a national study of total fluoride intake in the population and we will bring its conclusions to Government.”

2005. The Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health. Action Plan.