In 2011, as part of its statutory responsibility, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (F.S.A.I.) published a Total Diet Study (T.D.S.) to measure the dietary exposure of the population of a country to particular chemicals that may pose a risk to health if taken into the body in excessive amounts.
The chemicals analysed were the contaminant metals aluminium, arsenic (total and inorganic), cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, strontium and tin, the essential nutrients iodine and selenium, fluoride, the food additives benzoates, nitrates and nitrites, sulphites and sorbates, and the food contaminants acrylamide, mycotoxins and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
The flawed report:
- did not take into account the unavoidable contaminants present in Irish water, as water was not assessed.
- failed to include persons under the age of 18 and over the age of 64 years old, arguably the most vulnerable age groups in society.
- used data that was nine years out of date.
- was found to have huge discrepancies between international figures on fluoride levels in certain food and beverages.
In 2013 the FSAI acknowledged the need for an up to date TDS based on the analysis of current food and drink samples, a report that is still to be published and if it ever is, will be the first time such a report has been undertaken.Irish-Water-Exposed-Flawed-Report-Food-Safety-Authority-Of-Ireland-Total-Diet-Study-2011
See below exposé by Hotpress magazine on fluoride levels from this flawed report by the FSAI.
CLAIMS OF UNDER-REPORTING FLUORIDE EXPOSURE:
In a major development in our investigation into the policy of fluoridation, figures presented by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland have been described as “wildly inaccurate”…read this article.
FLUORIDE FIGURES IN FOOD NINE YEARS OUT OF DATE:
Fluoride figures in Food Safety Authority survey were up to nine years out of date. That is just one of the very strange anomalies that have begun to emerge in this latest chapter in the Hot Press Investigation….read this article.
27 QUESTIONS FOR THE FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY IN IRELAND:
Aware of huge discrepancies between international figures on fluoride levels in certain food and beverages and those provided in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s Total Diet Survey (2011), Hot Press has been seeking explanations. At every turn, however, our enquiries have been frustrated. Here, we publish 27 Questions which we believe go to the heart of the matter – and which urgently require clear answers from the FSAI if we are to prevent Irish people from being poisoned….read this article.
As human beings water is most of what we are and should be our most understood, respected and cherished of natural resources.