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Is it safe to drink tap water?
According to three British scientists (Vyvyan Howard, Spedding Micklem and Paul Connett) who have followed the debate closely for many years, “This is not a good time for the British government to mislead the public on the dangers posed by the practice of water fluoridation.” They point to a recent statement from the four Chief […]United Kingdom, England
Fluoride will be added to UK drinking water to cut tooth decay
Note from Fluoride Action Network: See also • Sept 27, 2021: Press Release on response from three British scientists • August 27, 2021: Letter to Right Honourable Boris Johnson on water fluoridation from 3 scientists. • August 4, 2021: UK Government Pushing Mandatory Fluoridation • 1991-present: U.K. Government reports Chief medical officers cite estimates that […]United Kingdom, England United Kingdom
East Lancashire. Letter: Fluoridation should be our choice not compulsory.
Further to the article in this newspaper on July15 “Borough tops the child tooth decay table again”, we share the concern about our poor dental health record. We applaud the Borough Council for all the strategies that they are recommending apart from fluoridation of the water supplies. The public should be aware that fluoridation is […]United Kingdom, England
Water fluoridation – silver bullet or another nail in the coffin?
Water fluoridation is not the silver bullet many make it out to be and could create more problems than it solves, Julia Botwright argues. In response to a recent water fluoridation article on Dentistry I was prompted to counter question the narrative. As a still practising dental hygienist of some 50 years now, you might […]United Kingdom, England
Public attitudes to water fluoridation in the North East of England
Abstract: Introduction Local authorities in the North East of England plan to conduct a public consultation on community water fluoridation. Monitoring public opinion is an important consideration. Aims To measure public attitudes in five areas in the North East of England, to determine respondents’ sources of information and their awareness of the current fluoridation status […]United Kingdom, England
Childhood caries and hospital admissions in England: a reflection on preventive strategies.
Note from Fluoride Action Network: • There is no mention in the following article of the three most recent mother-offspring studies (Till 2020, Green 2019, Bashash 2017) reporting neurotoxic effects (lowered IQ) in the offspring and bottle-fed infants receiving the same levels of fluoride as in fluoridated communities. • Stated below, “A free fluoride toothpaste […]United Kingdom, England
Water fluoridation from the frontline
Note from Fluoride Action Network: According to FAN director, Paul Connett, PhD, this article represents dangerous misinformation. The author makes no mention of the recent U.S. government-funded studies which show a link between exposure to fluoride during both fetal development and infancy and lowered IQ in children (Bashash, 2017; Green, 2019; and Till 2020). Thus […]United Kingdom, England Misinformation
Hancock defends timing of new NHS shake-up as he targets tap water and fatty foods
Critics question the health secretary’s proposed reforms as the health service continues to reel from the coronavirus crisis. Image: Health Secretary Matt Hancock unveiled government plans for a shake-up of the health system The COVID pandemic has made a re-organisation of the NHS “more not less urgent”, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs, as […]United Kingdom, England
LETTER – Crazy that Government plans to mass medicate
LETTER – Crazy that Government plans to mass medicate It is six years since Public Health England threw in the towel and accepted that it was wrong to add fluoride to our tap water against the wishes of local people. It seem frankly crazy that Government Ministers are now signalling a further attempt to roll […]United Kingdom, England
Use of public water supply fluoride concentration as an indicator of population exposure to fluoride in England 1995–2015.
Abstract Public health monitoring of Community Water Fluoridation (CWF) schemes requires estimates of exposure to fluoride in public water supplies (PWS). We aimed to use routine data to estimate population exposure to PWS-fluoride in England and to determine whether PWS-fluoride exposure from 2005 to 2015 could be used as a proxy for exposure for 1995–2004, […]United Kingdom, England