In a disarming act of democracy, the UK's Department of Health is allowing local people to help decide if their water supply should be fluoridated.
The Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) have received instructions from health officials on how they should consult local residents. They should advertise in local newspapers their plans to fluoridate the local water supply, and then have a three-month consultation process. Only if the response were 'predominantly in favour of fluoridation' would the water company be told to start fluoridation.
Apparently this is enshrined in section 58 of the Water Act 2003.
So, everybody, you know what you have to do!
* And if you're not sure why you should vote against fluoridation of your local water supply, get the facts by reading the WDDTY Environment Handbook. It's available by clicking on this link: http://www.wddty.co.uk/shop/details.asp?product=12