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UK Against Fluoridation

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Ireland - Anti-fluoride groups welcome study

PUBLISHED 07 APRIL 2014 02:30 AM
Anti-fluoride campaigners have welcomed a study being carried out by the Health Research Board, which will look at the most up-to-date findings on its safety in public water supplies.
The Department of Health insists it has no ill effects but pointed out the review would involve a look at evidence on the impact of water fluoridation at its current level on the health of the population and on the environment. This review is due to start in April 2014 and will be completed by December 2014.

The department is also collaborating in a University College Cork-led research project, 'Fluoride and Caring for Children's Teeth'.

The study will consider the impact of changes on the oral health of children, following policy decisions relating to toothpaste use by infants and young children made in 2002 and the reduction in the level of fluoridation in drinking water introduced in 2007.

In addition, a study on general and oral health findings in adults linked to the duration of exposure to fluoridated water as part of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging will start shortly......

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