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New medical calls for Mount Isa City Council to flouridate water
Doctors and dentists are saying Queensland councils, including Mount Isa’s are condemning local communities to “a dental dark age” by failing to fluoridate their public water supplies. AMA Queensland and the Australian Dental Association Queensland have united to call on Mount Isa City Council to reverse a 2012 decision and immediately commence fluoridating water supplies. “It is a travesty that this council […]Australia
Attempt to reverse fluoride move proves unsuccessful at Oberon Council meeting
LAST-DITCH effort to reverse Oberon Council’s decision to add fluoride to the water was lost during a heated ordinary meeting on Tuesday night. Mayor Kathy Sajowitz had to threaten to clear the public gallery twice as tempers flared. Councillor Brenda Lyon brought a motion to the meeting that council withdraw its application to have fluoride added […]Australia
Should Rocky, Livingstone put fluoride in water?
A POWERFUL lobby group is putting pressure on Rockhampton Regional Council to reverse a 2012 decision and immediately re-commence fluoridating the water supply. The Australian Medical Association Queensland and the Australian Dental Association Queensland (ADAQ) have united to call on the council to reconsider its stance, citing health reasons. Rockhampton Regional Council was among the […]Australia
ABx Subsidiary’s Aluminum Fluoride Technology To Be Licensed Globally
Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced to the market yesterday that its wholly-owned subsidiary ALCORE Limited will have the rights to employ ALCORE technology throughout the world. In a press release issued yesterday, ABx said that the technology, which is used in producing aluminium fluoride (AlF3), will be available to ALCORE for utilization as it builds […]Australia Aluminum Industry
Alcore gets license to refine
AUSTRALIAN Bauxite-subsidiary Alcore will be free to produce aluminium fluoride anywhere in the world after securing global licence rights for bauxite refining using the Alcore technology. The technology refines raw bauxite to produce aluminium fluoride and other valuable co-products such as silica fume and corethane. The global licence will pave the way for Alcore to […]Australia Aluminum Industry
Oberon: Letter | Councillor: Here are some facts about the fluoride decision
RECENT Oberon Review letters and opinion pieces criticised the Oberon Council decision regarding the introduction of fluoride to the town water supply as well as criticising council processes. Many assertions made in the Review are inaccurate and misleading. Here are some facts. First: Councillors received every single piece of correspondence from both pro and anti fluoride lobbyists and individuals. Councillors […]Australia
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