criticality is unthinkable, for the only route to scientific objectivity is to
question, not to 'accept'."
Journal of the American Medical Association.
The motion was not supported by either the Fine Gael or Labour Party who's Senators including John Gilroy, Denis Landy, Ivana Bacik, Colm Burke, Michael Mullins and Deirdre Clune all spoke against the need for a review of this policy, despite mounting international and national evidence highlighting the health dangers to the public of exposure to fluoridation chemicals. Astonishingly most of these same delegates noted that to seek a review of this policy would only act to undermine public confidence in the Health Authority who are ultimately responsible for the implementation and promotion of water fluoridation in Ireland.
The lord Mayor of Windsor is a Biochemist and Lawyer and therefore well qualified to examine the evidence. In his own words the City Council “made the best decision based on the best information available and whenever you make the best decision with the best information and as long as its an informed decision with good intentions centered around public good, then you cant go wrong.”
He noted in particular the following “Hexafluorosilicic acid is a chemical and medicating the public water supply is adding a chemical to your food, people have a right to know what chemicals they are exposed to."
The mayor also said “People today are more informed, and more in tune with and more aware of what it is in that’s in their food supply, and with the growing level of concerns that have been raised more and more people and becoming active to become more knowledgeable about the different things that are added to their food supply.”
You can listen to an interview with the Lord Mayor of Windsor City Council on why he voted to end water fluoridation on this link provided below.
In comparison to Windsor, the Seanad debate lasted just over an hour with just eleven of the 60 Senators in attendance and no journalists of members of the media.