Dear West Midlands Strategic Health Authority,

I would like to know which chemicals are added to the drinking water in the west midlands, particularly Coventry.

Yours faithfully,

Taron

Dakin Sarah, West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

Dear Taron

Our Ref: NHS WM FOI 2011 / 662

I am writing to acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act, received on 13 December 2011.

We aim to respond to your request as soon as possible. However, you can expect a response within 20 working days, by 12 January 2012.

Kind Regards

Sarah Dakin

Sarah Dakin MCIPR Dip
Communications Manager
NHS Midlands and East

NHS West Midlands is part of the NHS Midlands and East cluster of SHAs comprising NHS East Midlands, NHS East of England and NHS West Midlands.

Visit our website: www.westmidlands.nhs.uk

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Lawley Carolyn (NHSWM), West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

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Ref: NHS WM FOI 2011/662

Thank you for your enquiry to NHS West Midlands dated 13 December 2011.

You asked for the following information:

1.      What chemicals are added to the drinking water in the West
Midlands, particularly Coventry?

The Strategic Health Authority has agreements with local water companies
to fluoridate water on behalf of the SHA, as a public health measure. The
fluoride added is in the form of Hexafluorosilicic acid (H[2]SiF[6]).

You would need to address any other queries about water supply, other than
on fluoridation, directly to the water company at:

Severn Trent Water Ltd
Customer Relations
PO Box 5310

Coventry
CV3 9FJ

I hope this information is useful.

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Kind Regards

Carolyn Lawley

Parliamentary/Communications Manager

NHS Midlands and East

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Dear Lawley Carolyn (NHSWM),

Thankyou for your response.

I would like to know the reason/s for fluoridating the water please. Also what research material has been used to support this view?

Many thanks

Yours sincerely,

Taron

Lawley Carolyn \(NHSWM\), West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

Ref: NHS WM FOI 2011/668

I am writing to acknowledge your further request under the Freedom of
Information Act received on 16 December 2011.

We aim to respond to your request as soon as possible. However, you can
expect a response within 20 working days, by 18 January 2012.

Kind Regards

Carolyn Lawley

Parliamentary/Communications Manager

NHS Midlands and East

T: 0121 695 2489

Please note I work Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - on Mon/Tues please
contact Norma Harvey (0121 695 2281) if your query is urgent

NHS West Midlands is part of the NHS Midlands and East cluster of SHAs
comprising NHS East Midlands, NHS East of England and NHS West Midlands.

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Lawley Carolyn (NHSWM), West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

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Please find attached response to your request under FOI.

<<FOI 668 - Response.docx>>

Kind Regards

Carolyn Lawley

Parliamentary/Communications Manager

NHS Midlands and East

T: 0121 695 2489

Please note I work Tuesdays-Fridays - on Mondays please contact Norma
Harvey (0121 695 2281) if your query is urgent

NHS West Midlands is part of the NHS Midlands and East cluster of SHAs
comprising NHS East Midlands, NHS East of England and NHS West Midlands.

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