Friday, 15 April 2022

UK continues push to fluoridate water

This is taken from the Alliance for Natural Health newsletterThe UK government has published a consultation seeking views on a future consultation process as it continues to press ahead with plans to fluoridate UK water supplies. Added to this, plans by NHS Glasgow and Greater Clyde, in Scotland, to fluoridate  water supplies in its region have been revealed. A new study reinforces the danger of fluoride to children's health as it reveals the link between prenatal fluoride exposure and reduced intelligence in children aged between 4 and 12 years. Push back against the plans continues with the release of an updated postcard (see below) that can be sent to your MP, if you live in UK or Scotland, to protest against the plans.

Friday, 21 January 2022

Petition still live

38,000 signed so far - do add your name:

You can also send a ‘postcard’ (see below) to your MP — free supplies of which can be obtained by calling Sian Winstanley on +44 (0)1246 473902. 

For a great update on why fluoridation is not great see:

This month's issue of Caduceus magazine features some great articles  - see:

Friday, 26 November 2021

'A decades old debate over tooth decay and water fluoridation is back on the table in the UK'

Here's the Alliance for Natural Health's article out today plus link to the petition:

"In September 2021 the UK government signalled its intent to fluoridate the entire UK water supply. The move effectively removes control for such decisions from local councils in the UK, who were always responsible prior, in favour of centralisation. Fluoridation of the water supply constitutes a widespread crude and toxic medical intervention that will affect an unsuspecting public, under the guise that it unequivocally prevents tooth decay.

"What’s more, the UK Government is highly unlikely to inform UK citizens that it will effectively be mandating what amounts to mass medication of the population based on extremely limited data; without disclosing potential harms or obtaining properly informed consent. Something of a recurring theme at the moment."

See full article at:

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Sign new petition!

Here's a new petition to counter the plans. In the short time it has been available, the petition has already amassed over 20,000 signatures. Please click here to add your objection against the flagrant disregard of the substantial body of evidence pointing to the health harms of a one size fits all approach to medicine.

Thursday, 12 August 2021

UK government poised to mass fluoridate UK water supplies

Disturbing news reported this last week - it looks like we might need to get our Safe Water group together again? Anyone up for supporting?

'The UK government is poised to take control of decisions regarding fluoridation of water away from local councils in the UK and centralise them in order to push a crude and ineffective treatment to prevent tooth decay. Following publication of a white paper earlier in the year, plans for, what in effect, will be mandatory water fluoridation in the UK have now been included as part of the Health and Care Bill. Fluoride is a known neurotoxin and has been shown to reduce levels of IQ in children. A fact that seems to have been overlooked by the authors of the Policy Paper. The Paper instead relies on reviews from countries where a large percentage of the population is exposed to fluoridated water to validate its claims. The UK government is highly unlikely to inform UK citizens that it will effectively be mandating what amounts to mass medication of the population based on extremely limited data, without disclosing potential harms or obtaining properly informed consent'.

News item from the Alliance for Natural Health:

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin in World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal

This blog is sleeping at the moment but couldn't not link to this post...The Lancet, has officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin, in the same category as arsenic, lead and mercury. Surely this is one more nail in the idea that we can continue adding it to water supplies....

See article here:

Monday, 26 December 2016

Blog and group dormant

While our group members are continuing to monitor the situation we have not been meeting as a group regularly. We are delighted that the immediate threat of water fluoridation appears to have disappeared for the time being. Do get in touch if you have any thoughts or ideas.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Adding fluoride to water supply may have no benefit, say experts

Critics call for end to scheme designed to prevent tooth decay in children, saying its effectiveness remains unproved. See Christmas Day article from The Guardian here.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Disturbing news from Labour

Sent by a supporter: Please add this to our blog: Sun on Sunday, Dec 14th. On page 2 there was a short article entitled "Fluoride promise".  It read:  'Labour will make adding fluoride to tap water a priority if it wins power, Andy Burnham has vowed. The shadow health secretary said "We need to be bolder on health and to my mind that includes water fluoridation.  It is a simple way to improve health of children. There is no evidence it damages health."

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

No plans to implement Southampton Water Fluoridation Scheme

We've just heard!!!! Fantastic news - congrats to all who have campaigned on this issue. The evidence just does not stack up - fluoridation is not the way to deal with tooth decay. This win means that any plans to fluoridate our water can and will be stopped.

Public Health England (PHE) will take no further action to implement a proposed water fluoridation scheme that would have served around 160,000 Southampton residents and a further 35,000 people in neighbouring parts of south west Hampshire.

PHE endorses the efficacy and safety of water fluoridation in reducing children’s tooth decay but does not wish to proceed without the backing of Southampton City Council, the local authority where most of those who would benefit from fluoridation live. Both Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council oppose the scheme.

PHE chief executive Duncan Selbie explained: “Water fluoridation would make a big difference to the dental health of Southampton children, particularly those in the most socially deprived areas.  We regret having to drop the scheme, but we believe it is the right decision in the circumstances.”

“We want to work with Southampton City Council to tackle Southampton’s high rates of tooth decay. We have offered support to the Council in coming up with plans to reduce tooth decay among local children.”

Monday, 18 August 2014

Israel ends fluoridation

Paul Connett, PhD of the Director, Fluoride Action Network reports the following good news:

Just occasionally during the long sordid history of fluoridation an individual stands up against the bullying tactics of the arrogant promoters of fluoridation. This has just happened in Israel where the Minister of Health Yael German has ended fluoridation in Israel despite the vocal and vociferous attacks of fluoridation promoters which have been gleefully - and one-sidedly - reported in The Jerusalem Post. Doubtless these ill-informed critics will continue their bullying tactics and do everything they can to encourage dentists and doctors outside Israel to join their ignorant outcry. However, before the latter do so they should read carefully the letter below written to the Health Minister by Dr. Hardy Limeback, one of Canada's leading dental researchers and former head of Preventive Dentistry at the University of Toronto.  You can also see FAN’s open letter to Minister German sent on June 25, supporting her opposition to fluoridation and signed by many professionals from around the world.  We congratulate the Israeli Minister of Health, Yael German, for performing her job with integrity while under great pressure. She has offered the international public health community the model to follow on the fluoridation issue.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Guardian poll still open

Please consider voting no in the Guardian poll (in right hand column):

Update 29th March: The Guardian  poll is now closed – although you can still comment.

The final vote was 63% No, 37 yes – a big  shift from  53/47 on Wednesday night.
There were 423 comments

The Mail-online is also now closed  for comment – there were 197 comments;

Around 80% of the comments were anti-fluoridation and there were  a number of very thoughtful  and detailed cases, particularly on the Guardian site.