THE Fraser Coast Regional Council will stand by its decision to cease fluoridation of the water supply.
That is despite statements the Australian Dental Association made in relation to research that showed drinking fluoridated water was beneficial to dental health.
ADA president Karin Alexander urged local government to seriously consider the latest scientific research report on fluoridation.
Published in the Journal of Dental Research, the story highlighted the number of fewer dental problems people exposed to fluoride for the majority of their lives had when compared with people who had minimal exposure.
The data came from Australian 2004-06 National Survey of Adult Oral Health.
Cr O’Connell said the ADA’s comments would have no bearing on the council’s decision.
“We’ve had the debate and the issue is closed,” he said.
“It is not a debate council should have had to have.
“Fluoride is a dental health issue and it should be debated and organised by the State and Federal Governments.”