It is sourced as a primary product as described in Question 10 above.Representatives of The Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health conducted a site visit to Derivados del Fluor in Spain to see and assess the process of hydrofluosilicic acid extraction and its production processes, and the systems and controls in place to ensure the consistency, purity and safety of the product as supplied for use in fluoridation of drinking water in Ireland.
The fluoride is added to water supplies in a controlled way, using only amounts scientifically shown to prevent tooth decay without any adverse effects to human health.3. It is used by the body to strengthen teeth and bones.2. Water fluoridation is the adjustment of the natural concentration of fluoride in drinking water to the optimal recommended level for the prevention of dental caries (tooth decay). Fluoride is a natural mineral found in soil, fresh water, sea water, plants and many foods.How much fluoride is in drinking water in the Republic of Ireland?As of July 1st 2007, the level of fluoride in drinking water in Ireland has been set at between 0.6-0.8ppm.
The Expert Body has developed a detailed Code of Practice on the fluoridation of drinking water to ensure quality assurance across the delivery of water fluoridation.