FIRST Minister Jack McConnell has ruled out adding fluoride to Scotland’s drinking water.
THE First Minister yesterday ruled out adding fluoride to drinking water.
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THE Scottish Executive is being pressed to release the findings of a consultation exercise on the health of children’s teeth amid concern over the possibility of adding fluoride to the water supply.
MPS have backed moves to let local communities decide whether to have fluoride added to their tap water.
A HARD-HITTING postcard campaign featuring the rotting teeth of a five-year-old was launched yesterday in an attempt to build up support for adding fluoride to water supplies.
PLANS to add fluoride to Scotland’s drinking water seem certain to be scrapped after they sparked a massive backlash from the public.
HEALTH experts in the Highlands want more information and a full public consultation before considering any move to put fluoride in water supplies.
IN fluoridated Gateshead, dental health is no better than in unfluoridated Liverpool. Similar results have been found in the United States, New Zealand and Canada. Twelve European countries have banned water fluoridation, but this week Mary Mulligan MSP, the Deputy Health Minister, has put forward a consultation document on children’s oral health, which includes a proposal to put fluoride into all of Scotland’s drinking water.
A PROPOSAL to add fluoride to Scotland’s drinking water was going to consultation today.
MINISTERS will reignite the controversy on adding fluoride to Scotland’s drinking water tomorrow with the launch of new proposals in a bid to tackle the country’s appalling dental health record.