Fluoride-Free Water – Anti-Fluoridation Campaign for Drinking Water in Ireland

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The Irish environment has been flooded since 1964 with toxic fluorides from water fluoridation. Only 1% of water usage is drinking. The remaining 99% is also fluoridated and this seeps out into the rivers, lakes and groundwater affecting the delicate ecosystem for over forty years. Overdosing has been noted by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in many areas in Ireland in their Water Quality Reports.

We believe information on the toxic risks of agents used in water fluoridation, which impact on general health and the environment, was not adequately released to the public since water fluoridation began in Ireland.

It is unclear why the compulsory water fluoridation programme allowed over 40 years of toxic fluorides to enter the Irish eco system. (There was no express standards for fluorides in environment waters in Ireland until recently. ref: Fluoridation Forum Report 2002, page 180).

The 'Dangerous Substances Directive 2006/11/EC' lists 'Fluoride' on List 11 of its polluting substances which must be reduced.

The Material Safety Data sheet for Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (H2SiF6) currently used in Irish water fluoridation lists this fluoride as a Class 8 corrosive acid and warns that large amounts will damage aquatic life.