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Vote to add flouride to water

27th February 2009

The South Central Strategic Health Authority has voted through plans to add fluoride to Southampton's tap water, despite opposition.

This is the first instance of a health trust - in this case Southampton City PCT - adding fluoride to water. 72% of 10,000 residents who responded to a public consultation opposed the plan.

Jim Easton, the SCSHA chief executive, said: "We recognise that water fluoridation is a contentious issue for some people. The board was satisfied that, based on existing research, water fluoridation is a safe and effective way to improve dental health."


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Article Information

Title: Vote to add flouride to water
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10378
Date Added: 27th Feb 2009

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