Fluoride Action Network

Hyndburn Council rejects fluoridation plan

Source: UK Newsquest Regional Press - This is Lancashire | April 29th, 2004
Location: United Kingdom, England

HYNDBURN Council is insisting water in the borough should not be fluoridated.

The authority’s cabinet yesterday reaffirmed its stance adopted in 1987.

The move follows the Water Act 2003 which when operational will change the powers for adding fluoride to drinking water.

Pro-campaigners argue it will help improve dental health in the North-West which has one of the worst records for tooth decay in the country.

But opponents say it is just the same as adding chemicals to the water.

Steve Todd chief environmental services officer said: “The council opposes the fluoridation of water and our stance remains unchanged.”