What is happening to the fluoride scheme?

HEALTH chiefs had hoped fluoride would be in Hampshire’s water by the end of this year, but the scheme has been on hold since last June because of a legal challenge.

The High Court is to rule whether South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) should have taken more account of public opinion before backing the plans in February last year.

During the public consultation, 72 per cent of people living in the affected area who gave their views opposed fluoridation.

But the authority’s 12 board members unanimously approved the scheme, saying it would benefit dental health.

That sparked calls, backed by the Daily Echo, for a binding referendum.

A date for the judicial review hasn’t been set, because the campaigner who lodged the legal bid is appealing against a ruling she could not challenge the way the SHA weighed up its evidence.

The SHA, which has consistently argued it met or exceeded all its legal requirements during the consultation, has set aside £400,000 to fight the action.

That is seen as a test case and has caused other health authorities around the country to delay their own fluoride schemes.

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1:22pm Sat 7 Aug 10

MaximumAdrian says...

The plan to poison us is dead in the water. Those who still think they can pass this are deluded - and only just clinging to their jobs. If they don't find something else to bother us with they lose those jobs by Xmas.
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That's the real story here.
The plan to poison us is dead in the water. Those who still think they can pass this are deluded - and only just clinging to their jobs. If they don't find something else to bother us with they lose those jobs by Xmas. . That's the real story here. MaximumAdrian

2:38pm Sat 7 Aug 10

now in the north says...

"scheme" being the operative word!!
"scheme" being the operative word!! now in the north

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