Monday, 04 August 08 - 11:31 AM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in Flouride
Over the past few weeks I have had a lot of correspondence with local residents over the issue of the potential adding of fluoride to Hampshire’s water supply by the PCT.
Most of the correspondence has focused on the nature of the South Central Strategic Health Authority‘s (SHA) proposed public consultation over the issue which I have summarised below.
The public consultation will start on Monday 8 September 2008 and will run for a minimum 12 week period and it is to be completed in time for the SHA Board to make a decision on the outcome in January 2009. The consultation will ensure that all views and comments, together with the best scientific evidence, are taken into account to help make a decision on whether the level of fluoride in local water supplies should be adjusted. The SHA is arranging question time events and drop-in sessions at a variety of locations to encourage as many people as possible to have their say.
Below are links to some useful websites on the issue and a key facts about fluoridisation card produced by the PCT.
Fluoridation pages of Southampton City Primary Care Trust-
NHS South Central site-
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