Fluoride Action Network

Dentists call on Minister to ban fluoridation

Source: Online.ie | July 31st, 2002
Location: Ireland

A group called Irish Dentists Against Fluoridation is urging the Minister for Health to ban fluoride from tap water in this country.

Their call follows yesterday’s decision by the Belgian Health Ministry to ban Fluoride tablets and Fluoride chewing gum, because of the risk of osteoporosis.

Their spokesperson, Dr Don McAuley says the evidence supports the Belgian move.

“The study that was carried out in Belgium, found that the excessive use of fluoride products increased osteoporosis risk,” he said.

“That means that there were more brittle bones which can eventually lead to bone fractures.

“Now there are other international studies out there that have shown fluoridation is linked to hip fractures and other fractures.”