Fluoride in drinking water is bad for teeth, brain and kidneys, experts tell EU
Fluoride in drinking water damages our teeth – as well as our brain, kidney, thyroid function and hormonal balance, leading scientists have told a European Union public hearing. The UK and Ireland are the only two nations in the EU that fluoridate the public water supply.
Scientists, and leading health and environmental experts have been putting new evidence to the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER).
Even before hearing the latest evidence, SHER has been reticent to recommend mass fluoridation of water throughout the EU. In a preliminary note, it has stated: “Fluoridation is a crude and rather ineffective form of systemic fluoride treatment to prevent dental caries without a detectable threshold for dental and bone damage.”
At the meeting, on September 17 in Brussels, Prof Vyvyan Howard, a molecular bio-scientist at the University of Ulster, said that the chances of approval of mass fluoridation was remote, based on the current safety information.
(Source: VOICE, Ireland, September 21. 2010).