States not fluoridating water
The Galway Council unanimously supported a motion to record “its opposition to the current policy of water fluoridation in Ireland…calls on the Government to organise a national referendum on water fluoridation in the next 18 months, (possibly in tandem with another referendum), which will educate the public thoroughly on both sides of the debate and allow their voice to be heard on this important public health issue..” Leitrim County Council, Ireland * Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government.About 95 percent of the fluoride added to public water supplies is produced from phosphorite rock, according to the CDC.Fluoride is added to public water supplies at an average concentration of about 1 part per million (1 ppm) or 1 milligram per liter, or slightly below.These statistics were prepared using water system data reported by states to the CDC Water Fluoridation Reporting System as of December 31, 2012, and the US Census Bureau state population estimates for 2012. Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2012, (NST-EST2012-01). A community water system is a public water system that supplies water to the same population year-round. National Water Fluoridation Statistics Footnotes a.
From the very start, water fluoridation has always been an unpopular program. However, councils are taking positions on the issue.
“A proposal has been passed by the members of Cavan County Council to ask the executive to write to Irish Water seeking an end to the practice of adding fluoride to public water supplies.” Galway Council, Ireland * Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government.
However, councils are taking positions on the issue.
population has fluoridated public water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Fluoride is an ionic compound derived from fluorine, which is the single most reactive element; it is naturally found in many rocks.