Fluoride Action Network

Southampton. Fluoride in water: the fight to stop it goes on

Source: Daily Echo | May 12th, 2013 | By Patrick Knox, Senior Reporter
Location: United Kingdom, England

Angry anti-fluoride protestors have taken to the streets of Southampton and vowed to step up their fight.

Yesterday more than a hundred people made their message loud and clear as they waved placards and shouted ‘no’ to water fluoridation.

Demonstrators gathered outside the Guildhall Square in Southampton as part of their long running battle against plans to add the chemical to drinking water in Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams.

Hampshire Against Fluoridation are calling for the proposed scheme – aimed at improving dental health – to be scrapped. They believe it will actually cause more dental problems and health risks.

The protesters also marched through the city centre before rallying on the Solent University Centre in Above Bar Street for an update on their campaign.

See here for overview of the current fluoride situation in Southampton

They later heard from campaigner Aisling Fitzgibbon who is set to talk about a similar campaign in Ireland, which has the heaviest level of water fluoridation in Europe.

Tactics for the future campaign were then debated.

The show of force is despite the group failing in their judicial challenge last year.