The parents of a child whose teeth were llegedly damaged by fluoride in tap water are repor edly set to seek compensation from the State in the Hi

Reports this morning said a group of dentists opposed to the fluoridation of water was claiming that levels of fluoride damage in the Republic were three times higher than in the North.

The reports provided no details of the upcoming High Court case, but said the dentists were claiming that the fluoridation of some water supplies was illegal and that the Government had failed to implement an official recommendation three years ago to reduce fluoride levels in tap water.