NEARLY 9,000 people have now signed a petition against fluoride being added to the tap water of thousands of homes across Hampshire.
Dozens of new signatures were added at a special drop-in session in Eastleigh.
Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate for Eastleigh Maria Hutchings and several Eastleigh councillors were among those who signed up on Saturday.
Organisers Hampshire Against Fluoridation are planning to travel to Downing Street early next month to present it to Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Health chiefs plan to add fluoride to the tap water of almost 200,000 Hampshire residents after South Central Strategic Health Authority approved it as a way to improve children’s teeth.
Two-thirds of Southampton will be affected as well as areas of Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams.