Wednesday 22 November 2017

Act on fluoride study now

Why wait another three years before John Gormley's fluoride safety study is ready (Irish Independent, February 13) when he, like the rest of Europe, has already found fluoridation to be both unsafe and ineffective?

It took him years of researching the international evidence (because no independent studies have ever been done here), and he brought many outside experts to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, before he produced in late 2006 a report that won the approval of many committee members.

However, for political reasons, it was blocked by the usual built-in Fianna Fail/PD committee majority. Fortunately, has made it available to the public on the internet so people can read its main conclusion.

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