Is Fluoride going to be added to Derbyshire tap water

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Miss K Williams

Dear Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Please could you tell me if any parts of Derbyshire have added fluoride to the drinking water?
Could you also list if any parts of Derbyshire have plans to add fluoride to drinking water in the future?

After looking at the figures for tooth decay for Derbyshire and comparing them nationally, I see no reason to add a known poison to the public drinking water especially in Derbyshire.

Yours faithfully,

Miss K Williams

Chick Joanne (5N6) Derbyshire County PCT, Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Miss K Williams

Please see the attached acknowledgement of your recent FOI request.

Regards,

Joanne Chick

FOI Coordinator/Communications Administrator

NHS Derbyshire County

Babington Hospital

Derby Road

Belper

DE56 1WH

Tel: 01773 525099 ext 5587

Fax: 01773 525021

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Chick Joanne (5N6) Derbyshire County PCT, Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Miss K Williams

Please find attached the response to your recent request for information
under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please also find attached the PCT's FOI satisfaction survey, which I would
be grateful if you could take a moment to complete and return to me.

Regards,

Joanne Chick

FOI Coordinator/Communications Administrator

NHS Derbyshire County

Babington Hospital

Derby Road

Belper

DE56 1WH

Tel: 01773 525099 ext 5587

Fax: 01773 525021

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DISCLAIMER - This email and any file transmitted with it are confidential
and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they
are addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author
and do not represent the views of Derbyshire County PCT, unless otherwise
explicitly stated. The information contained in this email may be subject
to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless the
information is legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this
email cannot be guaranteed.

Derbyshire County PCT is an NHS Organisation.

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Miss K Williams

Dear Chick Joanne (5N6) Derbyshire County PCT,

Mother’s milk contains fluoride at between 4-10 parts per billion. Using fluoridated water a bottle-fed baby will receive up to 250 times more fluoride than Mother Nature intended. In 2006, the American Dental Association warned its members (dentists) not to recommend fluoridated water for mixing infant formula.

The York Review (2000) found that fluoridation increases dental fluorosis of aesthetic concern from 6.3% (F at 0.1ppm) to 12.5% (F at 1ppm) in those who drink fluoridated water. Fluoridation doesn’t make ethical, legal, medical, dental, scientific or common sense.

Fluoride’s acute toxicity lies between that of lead and
arsenic (Gosselin et al, 1984). Yet, with fluoridation it will be added at 100 times the level permitted for arsenic!

You are currently adding fluoride to water without consultation as the law requires you to do. Do you intend to inform everyone that you are adding fluoride to their tap water? Are you sure you don't want to give advice regarding over consumption of fluoride to at risk people?

Placing a known poison on your teeth may well have positive effects, however it was never ever supposed to be consumed internally at the amounts that a diabetic or infant using formula with tap water do.

Yours sincerely,

Miss K Williams

Chick Joanne \(5N6\) Derbyshire County PCT, Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Miss K Williams,

We have provided you with all the information that NHS Derbyshire County
hold regarding water fluoridation.

Water fluoridation is the responsibility of the Strategic Health Authority
(SHA) and we would refer you on to them to answer your questions below.

Regards,

Joanne Chick

FOI Coordinator/Communications Administrator

NHS Derbyshire County

Babington Hospital

Derby Road

Belper

DE56 1WH

Tel: 01773 525099 ext 5587

Fax: 01773 525021

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