Fluoride Action Network

Fluoride report ‘not full story’

Source: Lancashire Telegraph | August 13th, 2008
Location: United Kingdom, England

COUNCILS are to be asked their views on water fluoridation at meetings throughout East Lancashire.

But pure water campaigners say the report being shown to members tells only half the story.

Councillors have been sent a copy of a report by the North West Fluoridation Group – formed from primary care trust officials – which suggests adding fluoride to the water will help improve Lancashire’s poor record on children’s dental health.

But anti-fluoridation campaigners say the additive, which has been used in some areas since the 1960s, does not improve teeth and can damage health.

They plan to attend meetings to highlight their concerns.

Both East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen PCTs will discuss the report in September, ahead of NHS North West, the strategic health authority, taking the final decision.