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    An international group of consultants is to be appointed by the Government to examine the use of fluoride in the public water supply. Dentists say it’s vital to oral health – particularly for those with poorer standards of oral hygiene – those with special needs. Opponents say it’s a health hazard but what does the science say. I’m joined now by Owen Boyden from Fluoride Free Towns and by science writer Gerry Byrne who was writing about the subject at the weekend.


    In recent weeks, campaigners designated Bantry as Ireland’s first fluoride free town after six businesses installed systems that will ensure that customers can consume food and drink made with fluoride free water. The West Cork Fluoride Free Campaign, which began in Bantry, has now spread to other towns, with Macroom Town Council the most recent to call for an end to public water fluoridation in Ireland. Sean was joined by physicist and cancer researcher at Oxford University Dr. David Robert Grimes and Brian O’Connell visited Bantry this week and met some of those who feel strongly about removing fluoride from ...


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