7 February 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

A motion calling on the government to stop fluoride being added to water supplies was successfully adopted at the February meeting of Monaghan Co Council which took place on Monday of this week.

Sinn Féin councillor Cathy Bennett, who put forward the motion, which read in full – ‘That Monaghan County Council calls on the government to stop fluoride being added to our water supplies,’ – stated that people should have the choice on whether or not fluoride was added to their water supply.

She understood that some people thought it was a good thing but others did not. Fluoride tablets were an option for anybody who did want the compound added to their water, said Cllr Bennett.

Councillor Bennett’s motion was seconded by her party colleague Pat Treanor. He commented that there were many conflicting views on fluoride with some people believing that it caused health issues later in life.

Cllr Treanor also said that fluoride was unfairly distributed as it was only added to public water supplies in the sixties …

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