Fluoride Action Network

Hampshire’s fluoride campaigners take protest to Downing Street

Source: Daily Echo | June 9th, 2009 | By Jon Reeve
Location: United Kingdom, England

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to add fluoride to Hampshire’s tap water today delivered their views to the Prime Minister.

Members of Hampshire Against Fluoridation took a petition containing 15,300 names calling for the controversial scheme to be scrapped to Downing Street this morning.

The activists were joined by Hampshire MPs Chris Huhne, Julian Lewis and Sandra Gidley as they handed over the signatures urging Gordon Brown to personally step in and order health chiefs to reverse their backing of fluoridation.

The 30 campaigners then delivered a letter to new Health Secretary Andy Burnham calling on him to instruct South Central Strategic Health Authority to reverse its plans to add fluoride to 200,000 homes in Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton and Netley.

Caroline Place, one of the petition organisers, said: “We are hoping that the policy will be changed, that they will change the law about it. Overwhelmingly, as you can see from 15,000 people who have spoken by signing to say they don’t want it, there is a majority against.”