- 20 Feb 14
Clonakilty is aiming to become Ireland’s first fluoride-free town.
Amongst the issues raised by the Girl Against Fluoride’s open letter to the Irish government and Irish Water (click here) is the possibility of a mass refusal by the Irish public to pay for the privilege of being poisoned.
In West Cork, home-turf of internationally renowned fluoride whistleblower, the scientist Declan Waugh, a strong ‘don’t pay for poison’ campaign has been mounted. Driven by influential members of the political and business community, and with cooperation across all the major towns of the region, the West Cork Fluoride Free campaign has a high-level of organization, expertise and public relations clout.
“The fact that there’s been no tests done on the safety of water fluoridation over the last 50 years – I don’t know how the government has got away with it,” exclaims Clonakilty town councillor, Ann Cullinane, who spoke last week during a high-powered public meeting convened to set up an action group to push for Clonakilty to become Ireland’s first fluoride-free town.