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New tests beg the question: why are we buying bottled water?
BOTTLED water could be as damaging to your teeth as Coke and coffee, according to research at an Australian university. Some bottled water also contains fluoride* — one reason some people avoid tap water — and some tap water has more minerals* than bottled “mineral water”. And one company that’s been put to the test […]Australia
Environmental and anthropogenic influences on ambient background concentrations of fluoride in soil
Highlights • Mineralogy, precipitation and weathering influence background soil fluoride. • Geochemical regression tree models can predict background fluoride in soil. • Fluoride in subsurface soils exceeded recommended ecological risk thresholds. • Phosphate fertiliser indicated to be a potential source of added fluoride to soils. Abstract Excess exposure to fluoride causes substantive health burden in […]Australia Phosphate Industry
What city leaders think of fluoride in Coast water
GOLD Coast city leaders have revealed what they think about fluoride in the water supply five years after they were given the choice to remove it. *A subscription is needed to read the article at https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/ Print PDFAustralia
Why are some local councils against fluoride?
Most Australian cities have been adding fluoride to their water since the 1960s and 70s, with significant evidence by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the World Health Organisation showing the natural chemical helps reduce tooth decay. But there are eight towns left in New South Wales that don’t have fluoridated water. Oberon, […]Australia
Oberon fluoride: council meeting approves addition to water supply
CROWDED: It was standing room only in the Oberon Council chambers as the community waited for a decision on whether fluoride would be added to Oberon’s water supply. AFTER a divisive community debate, the decision’s been made: Oberon will have fluoride added to its reticulated water supply. A recommendation was carried at a packed ordinary […]Australia
Oberon becomes one of the last NSW towns to fluoridate its water
One of the last remaining towns in New South Wales without fluoridation has decided to add it to its drinking water. The Oberon Council on the state’s central tablelands has voted five-to-three to add fluoride to the town’s supply after several months of heated debate and campaigning. It is one of eight local governments in […]Australia
Letter | Why doesn’t Oberon have a full-time dentist?
IN response to the pro-fluoride letter on June 28 by V Clark-Ferraino, the truth is that Colgate University and Manchester University have promoted fluoride products for over 40 years and they established the Cochrane Collaboration. Colgate provided infrastructure as well as academic salaries and prizes associated with the Trendley Dean Medal. Despite this, Cochrane Collaboration […]Australia
Oberon: Letter | What about the experts who say no to fluoride?
FELLOW townsfolk, although we’re likely all sick of hearing about it, one of the truly remarkable facts about sodium fluoride is how much we are getting already. It has hundreds of industrial applications, including fertiliser and pesticides, and its popularity as a dental product is due to decades of successful industry marketing and advertising. When […]Australia
Oberon: Letter | Crusaders’ real enemy is scientific rigour
I HAVE been following Oberon’s fluoridation debate with interest. I am pro-fluoridation, but have regarded opposing views with an open mind and respecting democratic expression. However, I have grown dispirited by the scaremongering, pernicious comments made by certain anti-fluoridation campaigners who hiss out words like “poison”, “toxic industrial waste product”, “travelling circus” and “end the fluoride […]Australia
Letter | Look at the recent history of fluoride in Lithgow
I HAVE been visiting Oberon over the last month attending meetings with the people in Oberon who oppose fluoridation. Similar resistance was expressed in Lithgow at the time of putting fluoride into the drinking water in 2012. I detail the events that happened in Lithgow as it is in the local area with many similarities to Oberon. At […]Australia