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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Fluoride

All time
# in the water
Major Irish study finds 'no safety concern' from exposure to fluoride
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it was the “most comprehensive scientific study” of fluoride ever undertaken here.
# Drink up
Another review has found fluoride in drinking water is not harmful
The review adds to two previous international studies.
# The Whole Tooth
The US is reducing the amount of flouride in its water
It’s because of splotchy teeth.
# gnashers
Want to keep your teeth into old age? Drink up that fluoridated water
A new TCD study has found a link between fluoridated water and oral health in old age.
# you told us
Top comments of the week
Did you make the cut?
# Drinking Water
Galway the latest council to call for fluoride ban - despite what the science says
Dentists don’t agree with a ban, neither do public health boards.
# water fluoridation
Poll: Are you in favour of water fluoridation?
Should fluoride be added to our water?
# Smile
Irish dentists say your kids' teeth will decay if we remove fluoride from water
A meeting yesterday heard that dental surgeries are “brimming with children under seven who are already showing signs of irreparable tooth decay
# water works
Dublin city councillors vote against fluoride
We spoke to a councillor who proposed the motion, and a councillor opposed to it.
Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering
Scare tactics and misinformation should have no place in deciding public health policy.
# Drinking Water
Dublin City Council to debate motion on ending public water fluoridation
Cork County Council has already passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.
# unanimous vote
Cork County Council calls for an immediate end to water fluoridation
The largest county council in the country passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.
# Friday sittings
'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport
Alcohol and fluoridation of the Irish drinking water supply were discussed by a small number of TDs in a new-look Friday sitting in the Dáil today.
Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it?
With water charges due to be implemented, Aisling Fitzgibbon argues that if people are paying for water they should have more of a say about what’s in it.
# naked protest
The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water
The naked demonstration will “symbolise how we in Ireland have been stripped of our rights to clean safe water”, according to organisers.
# fluoridation
Proposed bill would ban fluoride from Ireland's water
Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has introduced the bill, which would see the act of putting fluoride into water made illegal.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: HSE changes, Garda cuts and fluoride in water
The funeral of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe means it’ll be a relatively quiet day in Leinster House.
# caption comp
Caption Competition: What is Luke Ming Flanagan up to?
He’s actually posing with ‘The Girl Against Fluoride’ on Grafton Street today, but what is he saying?