According to the National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI) one quarter of all deaths in Ireland are from cancer, up to 50% of sufferers are likely not to survive their disease beyond 5 years. The number of new cancer cases a year now stands at almost 30,000 new cases a year with over 8,500 deaths a year now recorded. According to the NCRI the incidence of cancer is expected to double by 2020 placing a catastrophic burden on the HSE and on society in general. International reports have established that it can cost up to €200,000 per patient from detection of cancer to death.
The fact is that the U.S Academy of Sciences, National Research Council determined in 2006 that fluoride “is known to cause or promote cancers”, the Californian EPA published a report on the carcinogenicity of fluoride in 2011, while the European Commissions Scientific Committee for Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) concluded last year that there is evidence to show that fluoride may cause osteosarcoma, an often fatal bone cancer in children. These findings only highlight the risks to public health of adding fluoride based chemicals to drinking water, yet no studies have even been conducted in Ireland to examine the wider medical implications of artificial fluoridation on peoples health. Without this data we have no idea how artificial fluoridation may actually be affecting peoples general health.