Whiter than white

I bring this story to your attention merely so that you may consider it. It comes from Saturday’s Times:

Andy Burnham, the new Health Secretary, yesterday urged health service managers to press ahead with the controversial fluoridation of water supplies. Speaking at the NHS Confederation annual conference, Mr Burnham, an enthusiast for fluoridation, said: “I feel we’ve been too timid at times on the public health agenda. So let’s press ahead with water fluoridation, given the clear evidence that it can improve children’s dental health.”

Mr Burnham stepped down yesterday as honorary vice-president of the British Fluoridation Society after inquiries by the Times. He cited his desire not to carry a perceived conflict of interests into the fluoridation debate.

Good old politics.

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