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COUNCILS TO LOSE CONTROL OF WATER FLUORIDATION

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Changes which will hand control of Scotland's water to three new authorities could lead to fluoride being added to ...
Changes which will hand control of Scotland's water to three new authorities could lead to fluoride being added to the public water supply, it was claimed yesterday, reports The Herald (p11).

A new Scottish Office document seen by The Herald, makes it clear that in a year's time the decision on whether to add fluoride could be taken by one quango on the advice of another.

The new rules say the health boards will make their proposals to the three new water authorities, all of which are headed by Conservative appointees, writes The Herald.

Some councils have already complained about excessive fluoridation of water, and Strathclyde Highland RCs have used their soon to be abolished powers to reject advice of the health boards and refused to add fluoride to the water.
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