Petition to make Carrick-on-Shannon Fluoride Free

Fiona Heavey


Fiona Heavey

Petition to make Carrick-on-Shannon Fluoride Free

Petition to make Carrick Fluoride Free

An online petition to make Leitrim's county town, Carrick-on-Shannon Flouride Free has attracted over 200 signatures.

The organisers of the petition which is addressed to Leitrim HSE is headed by Tara Killeen. The group want "to follow in the footsteps of Bantry and Clonakilty, to be the third town in Ireland to be Fluoride free!"

The organisers believe "drinking the chemicals used in fluoridation is an unecessary risk to health." According to the Department of Health report, Forum on Fluoridation Ireland 2002, "Roughly 50% of an absorbed amount of fluoride will be excreted in the urine during the following 24 hours and most of the remainder will become associated with calcified tissue (bones and teeth)."

Among the agents listed in this report are Arsenic, Mercury, Chromium, Lead, Nickel, Silicon, Fluoride (Hydro Fluoro Silicic Acid – H2SiF6). 

The non-profit, independent, campaign group  believe that the policy of water fluoridation is very harmful to people, animals, and aquatic life; and that it also damages our environment and is totally unethical, and illegal. 

They say dental fluorosis is tooth enamel damage for life. They argue while 71% of the Republic of Ireland's water has fluoride added, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and wales have no fluoridation.

England has 10% water fluoridation, Spain has 3% water fluoridation  and The Czezh Republic has no fluoridation since 1993, the rest of Europe's water remains fluoride free.

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