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    Shergold wrote:
    Hi Main Lobster I went to this meeting just to see what councillors are in touch with real info. About 2/3 voted against the fluoride scheme. Those councillors that were on planet Zonk with their ridiculous outdated info (and partly insulting the rest of us that did real homework) were: Councillors Noon, Furnell,Bogle, Jones and Lets. These guys had just picked up a few distorted facts on the internet (and even contradicted government figures) which in its self shows how ignorant they are - or maybe they have their pension plans tied up in the fluoride industries?? A few abstained.
    ....And which distorted out of date figures have you been picking up on the internet then? Or perhaps you could just confirm at which university you obtained your biochemistry degree. Or did you just learn how to assimilate the raw data by osmosis? All you selfish antis assume that this is all about you - and that your precious principles are actually more important than the health issue. What about the chuildren of underclass parents as Gainer already pointed out, who are never taught or encouraged to look after their teeth by their thick parents and by the age of 20 have looks that will count against them for life? I don't care about fluoride because I brush my teeth anyway and I'm happy to sacrifice my so called "principles" if it can help kids in any way shape or form. I couldn't care less about the adults."
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Southampton City Council votes against fluoride

Council votes against fluoride

Council votes against fluoride

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

Southampton councillors have voted to oppose controversial plans to fluoridate to the city's water supplies.

By a majority of around 2-1, city councillors backed a motion opposing the addition of fluoride to tap water to fight tooth decay.

And councillors agreed to use any future powers the authority may be given to prevent the implementation of a proposed fluoridation scheme by health chiefs.

Under the Government's proposed NHS reforms, councils are due to be handed powers over fluoridation schemes when strategic health authorities (SHA) are scrapped in 2013.

Opponents of the proposed Hampshire scheme gathered a 6,000 name petition to force Southampton City Council to debate a motion on withdrawing its backing for fluoridation.

Hampshire Against Fluoridation sent an open letter to all 48 elected officials urging them to vote to oppose adding the chemical to tap water.

South Central SHA is working with Southern Water to determine how fluoride will be added, after defeating a High Court legal challenge.

During public consultation in 2008, the council backed the fluoride plans, to affect nearly 200,000 people in parts of Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams.

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