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Queensland councils vote to end fluoridation in water

Tom Elliott
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A number of local municipalities in Queensland have voted to end fluoridation in the water supply, in a move that has been criticised by dental experts.

Mackay mayor Greg Williamson said a poll of the community revealed 47 per cent didn’t want it in the city’s water supply.

‘This community up here, as a lot of communities in Queensland, are quite vocal about what’s in the water supply,’ he told Tom Elliott on 3AW Drive.

He said while it wasn’t usually the domain of the local council, it was an issue of consent.

Head of Dentistry at the University of Melbourne Professor Mike Morgan rejected the ‘pseudo-evidence’ and said the scientific data was clear, that fluoride reduces the incidence of tooth decay.

Caller Jason said he makes his own tooth paste.

‘I have turned to drinking natural spring water now, it’s peace of mind,’ he said.

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