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The Aim

Our aim is to remove water fluoridaton from Bedford as soon as possible. It's as simple as that.

Why Are We Doing This?

The members of the 'End the FIB' campaign committee uncovered this issue because of their general interests in health. Most of us had a vague notion that fluoride is good for teeth, but that was about the extent of our knowledge. As soon as we began to dig a little deeper (the internet is excellent for this) than another story began to emerge. A vast amount of damning research on the adverse health effects of fluoride and fluoridation has been accumulating over the years. An entire union of scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency in the USA have come out publicly against fluoridation and they're not alone. See this link for an international petition against fluoridation.

In short, fluoride is very bad news as far is health is concerned, and no monitoring of any possible adverse health reactions has ever taken place in Bedfordshire. We're doing this, because it's bad for us, it's bad for you and it's bad for our county.

With fluoride out of the water, Bedfordshire will definitely be a healthier place to live.

How We Get There

To end water fluoridation, we'll be taking a number of steps:

  • According to current legislation, the strategic health authority control whether or not water is fluoridated in the area. We have started collecting signatures and e-mail addresses for a petition which we will present to the health authority and local MP's. With your help we will get a consultation process established in which all sides of the fluoridation debate will be fairly represented and heard. We will be actively presenting the case against fluoridation throughout this process with an aim to getting it stopped. In signing up for the petition we will ask you whether you want to stop fluoridation, or whether you're just interested in establishing the consultation process so you can make a decision after hearing the evidence.

  • For those of you who have a firm opinion that water fluoridation is bad news and would prefer something more direct, we offer an additional approach. We, the organisers of the 'End the FIB' campaign are prepared to stop paying our water bills until such time as Anglian Water fit a whole house water filter, or we save enough to pay for one ourselves. For more details on this, click here. We hope you'll join us.

  • We will also be examining and following up avenues of legal action, both in terms of human rights and on behalf of those affected by fluoridation such as individuals who have contracted fluorosis.

  • Throughout these steps, we will be aiming for maximum publicity on this issue in Bedfordshire with the help of the local media, theatre groups, internet and word of mouth.

We Need You!

To carry out our mission statement, we need to draw maximum publicity to the issue in Bedfordshire and we can only do this with your help and support. You can help us by:

>> If you want to know who we are: click here