Sinn Fein motion to ask that fluoride removed from Ireland’s water supply upheld at council

Via I’ve no strong opinion on this one way or the other, except to say that the scientific evidence that fluoride is harmful may be, erm, incomplete. Oh, and Dublin has no more power to deliver this than Glasgow have getting rid of nuclear power in the 80s.

At high levels (and there are parts of the world where it naturally occurs in dangerously high levels) it can cause dental and skeletal fluorosis. The question only arises from the active decision to add it in.

Ah, but it’s a popular idea with the voters.

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