|When in Ireland, it's not advisable to drink tap water|
It is time that Ireland follows Israel's example and accepts that the nation has changed since the introduction of mandatory fluoridation. There is a growing body of scientific evidence drawing attention to fluoride's potential side effects.
Perhaps most importantly, there are huge ethical considerations being ignored by the continued mass medication of the population, even though Archbishop McQuaid gave God's okay to fluoridation, via the Guild of Saints Luke, Cosmas and Damian. That was Ireland in 1960, a full decade before fluoridated toothpaste was introduced here. Sometimes it seems that everything changes but everything stays the same on this strange little island. It's worth repeating: Ireland is now the only country in the world with mandatory water fluoridation. And it's worth asking why this is the case.