WHO has no concerns about toxins in water but wishes to restrict recreational usage of reservoirs?

We are being urged to take part in the Isle of Man Water amd Sewerage Authority’s consultation on Future Recreational Use of Authority Reservoir Lands. http://www.gov.im/lib/docs/water/Consultation/recreationaluseconsultationdocume.pdf 

The mention of  human activity on or around a reservoir alerted me to the possibility of input from foreign organisations. It seems we have our friends  – the WHO (World Health Organisation)  – to thank for this kindly enquiry about future access to reservoirs. It appears that the WHO is concerned about humans spoiling the water supply. What a pity they haven’t already taken action about certain water supplies in the United States, Australia and Ireland etc.  Fluoride is still being added to water in these countries. Fluoride is more toxic than lead.

Yes, we managed to avert fluoridation – thank goodness. But it was close and those who have been successful in preventing water toxification in the past report that the issue returns again and again. It doesn’t go away. Most European countries have decided that this toxin should not be added to the water. The Americans  – THE protagonists – have now decided to start reducing the levels of fluoride, as a result of research, despite the constant reasurances over the years that everything was just fine.

The WHO apparently takes such a kindly interest in our well-being and wishes to protect our reservoirs from possible effects of human activity yet apparently has no problem with both the health and ecological issues associated with fluoridation. It sounds like control and restrictions to me. Check out the consultation. Questions include whether charges should be levied for recreational use of reservoirs and who should be responsible for enforcement of any restrictions imposed on recreational use.

However, it appears that we are also being told that these views might well be discounted:

The Authority welcomes all comments on all aspects of the future recreational use of its reservoirs; however, it must point out that whilst all responses will be carefully considered, the Authority cannot guarantee the outcome of the decision making process relating to the development of the recreational use policies.

 

 

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