PRESS RELEASE - 4/4/2001



Guinness Ireland recently admitted that Guinness brewed in St. James Gate, Dublin, has high levels of fluoride. In a recent response, to a request for information, they clearly stated that, "…Dublin stout has 6 times the fluoride level of London stout." Moreover, the Guinness website ( declares that, "the water used in the brewing process comes from the Wicklow Mountains, south of Dublin." Fluoride Free Water find this statement misleading as the water used is fluoridated "town water". In addition, the agent used to fluoridate our water is called hydrofluosilicic acid, a toxic waste product of the fertiliser industry.

Irish Guinness exports to many European countries. However, 98% of Europe has rejected artificially fluoridated water. Denmark and Sweden banned it. Holland prohibits artificially fluoridated water by law. Therefore, these countries will be surprised to learn that they are drinking artificial fluoride in imported Irish stout.

There are increasing health concerns in Ireland and the United States about total fluoride intake i.e. fluoride from all sources. These sources now include, toothpaste, mouthwashes, dental products, tea, fruit juices and foods and drinks processed using fluoridated tap water.

The union representing scientists, lawyers, engineers and other professionals at the United States Environment Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. stated:

"Our members review of the body of evidence over the last eleven years….indicates a causal link between fluoride/fluoridation and cancer, genetic damage, neurological impairment and bone pathology. Of particular concern are recent epidemiology studies linking fluoride exposures to lower I.Q. in children."

Read letter from Guinness Ireland.

Read Irish Independent article 5/4/2001.


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