Federal and State Governments, health authorities, scientists, medical experts and the World Health Organisation all agree that we need fluoride to be part of our drinking water.
But a local council in NSW has decided it knows way more than all these ‘expert’ types and has decided to ban fluoride from their water supply.
*Head. Table.* Let’s take this from the beginning, shall we?
Earlier this week, a report from the Sunday Telegraph revealed that dental decay is at its highest-ever level since fluoride was originally added to drinking water. This is largely due to children increasingly consuming only bottled water, which has no fluoride in it.
It has subsequently been reported that Lismore Council, in Northern NSW, has voted against introducing fluoride to the town’s water supply. This is despite the fact that, according to the most recent dental health survey, children in northern NSW already have the worst teeth in the state, with nearly double the number of decayed/missing/filled teeth as compared to other children.
Lismore Council’s decision is already having a negative flow on effect. Their next-door neighbours, Ballina Shire Council, have now decided to reassess their stance on fluoride, with a vote to be held at a council meeting tonight. If Ballina Shire decide to ban fluoride, they’ll join not only Lismore Council, but 17 Queensland councils, who have already voted against fluoride being part of the drinking water supply this year.
But why is this all happening? Why has a sunny-climate war against fluoride suddenly commenced?