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UK Against Fluoridation

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In the coming weeks, the attempt by pro-fluoridationists in Bedford to reintroduce fluoride will be hotting up with a presentation by Public Health England to Bedford Council's Health Scrutiny Committee.  Those opposed to fluoridation have not been invited to attend which is  disturbing.  This situation is being remonstrated against by the local anti-fluoridation group, Fluoride Free Bedford.
Fluoridation ceased in Bedford in 2009 because the fluoridation dosing equipment had gone past its use-by date.  For two years, Bedford residents continued to believe that they were fluoridated when they weren't.  This situation was discovered when a sample of Bedford tap water was analysed in 2011.  That year, the Mayor of Bedford promised that he would stop fluoridation altogether.  However, this was not in his gift since all local authorities which currently fluoridate us have to present a case to the Secretary of State for Health justifying cessation. In effect, this means that Public Health England has the final say in the matter because the Sec. of State has delegated responsibility to that Agency. It is vitally important that Bedford does not become refluoridated.  The law states that fluoridation can resume if it stops because of technical reasons and that the population does not have to be consulted.  However, Bedford Council is at least being reasonable. So, I'm writing to all people on my mailing list to ask you to sign the Bedford petition.  It doesn't matter if you don't live in Bedford, by the way.  Here is the link:  www.fluoridefreebedford.org.  Click on the red icon in order to proceed to the next page in order to sign the petition.  Please do your best and if you can get others to sign via your social media that would be fantastic.
With best wishes
Joy Warren, BSc. (Hons) Env. Sci; Cert. Nutrition & Health
Co-ordinator, West Midlands Against Fluoridation and For Pure Clean Water


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