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Petition against water fluoridation on Island gets 500 signatures

A petition against water fluoridation on Island has garnered 500 signatures since going live in November.

The petition came about following a proposal by Health and Social Care Minister Lawrie Hooper that the Public Health Directorate should prepare a research paper exploring water fluoridation.

His proposal received support from his fellow MHK's with 14 voting in favour, and 9 against.

Similar proposals had been blocked in both  1986 and 2008.

The man behind the petition, Iain Mack, also set up the website nofluorideinmanxwater.org which offers in-depth insights into the arguments against fluoridation, with scientific studies and testimonials from experts in the field.

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