‘ THIS WILL come back to haunt us. We are burying our head in the sand,’ Cllr Jim Loughran warned at the monthly meeting of Louth County Council.
He had tabled a question asking ‘for what purpose is fluoride being added to the domestic water supply in the country,’ and said that while he noted the answer that it was done so in accordance with the regulations and as directed by the HSE, he was at a loss to understand why it was done in Ireland, while most countries in Europe have discontinued doing that.
Cllr Loughran noted that fluoride was listed as poison under the 1982 poisons act yet they were regularly putting it into the water supply.
Cllr Declan Breathnach said that the Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health had made two presentations on the matter within the region.
He thought it was something which should be brought up in the Dáil if they wanted changes to the regulations.