The scientific research (by M J Coplan et al) indicates how silico-fluorides (used in water fluoridation) can form cholinesterase inhibitors that block normal function of nerve synapses, and damage or destroy enzymes. Darlington Borough Council’s Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee reported in September that tooth decay in Darlington’s five-year olds has decreased dramatically down to the national average.

This was achieved without fluoridating our water supplies. The question I was not allowed to ask is: “Why is this costly, risky and unnecessary proposal still being pursued?” Any answers, council?

A Hall, Darlington