Buncrana Town Council has been told that the fluoridation of water presents a very real risk to health, and could be part of the reason why incidents of cancer are higher in the republic than they are in the North.
County Down based campaigner Walter Graham addressed members last evening, telling them that there is a growing groundswell of opposition to the process in Ireland. Two towns in the North had been fluoridated, but that stopped several years ago, and 98% of Europe has now rejected fluoride.
Mr Graham said the Republic is the 2%, with all public water supplies here fluoridated.
He says while this is a decision for national government, local councillors do have a role to play, and should be seeking a halt to fluoridation to allow for a proper national discussion