Fluoride Action Network

Bolton: anti-fluoride meeting February 26

Source: This is Lancashire | February 25th, 2008 | By Staff Reporter
Location: United Kingdom, England

AN anti-fluoride meeting is being held tomorrow night.

The meeting, which has been organised by the National Pure Water Association, will feature speakers from the Green Party, Friends of the Earth and representatives from a thyroid patients and kidney patients advocacy groups.

Health Secretary Alan Johnson has announced government plans to pump £42 million into areas which want to add fluoride to water supplies in a bid to improve people’s dental health.

Bolton children have some of worst dental health in the country, but the issue has been hotly debated in the town with opponents branding it “mass medication” and raising fears of a link between fluoride and cancer or bone problems.

The meeting will take place at 7pm at the Friends Meeting House in Silverwell Street, Bolton.