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Fluoride in UK's public water likely to happen
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The fluoridation of the UK's public water supply has taken a step closer-even though it has been rejected in several European countries and 50 American cities

The fluoridation of the UK's public water supply has taken a step closer-even though it has been rejected in several European countries and 50 American cities.
Regional health authorities are being given powers to determine whether to introduce fluoride to the local water supply. In amendments to the Water Bill, the responsibility shifts from the local water companies, most of which have been reticent to add fluoride.
The government is passing the powers to the health authorities because it wants to see more regions of the UK fluoridated. Government experts maintain that fluoride reduces tooth decay, especially in children living in poorer areas.
They have rejected the concerns of opponents of fluoride, who have maintained the chemical might cause cancer, Down's syndrome and osteoporosis. Instead, they can drink bottled water or filter their tap water, says health minister Hazel Blears.


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