“I can confirm that the water supply used to make Guinness, as with most of south Dublin, is the public water supply coming from the Poulaphouca reservoir and we do not further filter this water.
There is a regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 on the addition of vitamins and minerals to foods which, among other things, prohibits addition of vitamins and minerals (such as fluoride) to alcoholic beverages.
The authorities are aware that most food producers in this country use the public water supply which is required by law to be fluoridated thus many food products will have fluoride from the water.
This does not amount to the addition of the mineral to the food.” Jen Gordon Diageo Consumer Relations. Adding of flouride to water supplies has been banned throughout most EU jurisdictions.
The industrial grade chemical added to our water supply , known as Hydrofluorosilicic acid, contains not just the requisite fluoride ion, but also varying quantities of mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, aluminium and beryllium.
The Irish public have never once been informed of the side effects of fluoride. The Department of Health have admitted that over-exposure to fluoride causes dental fluorosis; a sign that the body has become saturated with fluoride.
If fluoride can do this to teeth, it raises serious concerns as to what it is doing to the rest of the body.
Today, there is a growing body of health professionals worldwide including doctors, dentists, environmental scientists, toxicologists, pharmacologists and epidemiologists who are highlighting the risks associated with fluoride.
This list includes over 60 dentists in Ireland alone. There is enough research readily available to suggest that fluoride is not safe and this causes me great worry.
For example, in 2012, Harvard University researcher’s review concluded that their research supports the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children’s neurodevelopment, thus affecting their IQ levels.
Dr. Arvid Carlsson, Pharmacologist and Nobel laureate, said the notion of using the water supply as a vehicle of delivering medication goes against all modern principles of pharmacology.
The generic response from the Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health claiming that water fluoridation is safe and effective at its optimal level, holds no sway today.
How can this Expert Body continue to stand by this claim when people are exposed to varying levels of water and other sources of fluoride on a daily basis?
Why have they never carried out any health and safety tests, or risk assessments of fluoride on the human body? It also begs the question, why are we to ingest a chemical that purports only to have topical benefits?
The unethical nature of artificially fluoridating our national water supply without the consent of the people causes grave concern for many living here.
It poses serious questions surrounding the notion of mass medication and how that deprives us of our constitutional right to bodily integrity.
The people of this country were never given the opportunity to vote on this issue when it became mandatory in 1960, and have been subjected to the ingestion of what has been proven to be a neurotoxin, since 1964.
The current Vice Chairman of the Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health, Mr Michael Kilcoyne, is the Chairman of the Consumer Association of Ireland, who, in 2001, before taking up his place on the Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health personally argued that the Government policy of water fluoridation should change to allow every consumer choice in the matter.
I personally did not choose water fluoridation and I have come to the conclusion, based on current evidence and my own research, that it violates my bodily integrity.
I no longer wish to be medicated against my will with an untested and unlicensed chemical.