State budget re-ignites fluoride debate (it’s no longer mandatory)
Yesterday’s budget papers reveal the state government expects to save $14m by making water fluoridation voluntary.
It will be up to councils to decide whether to fluoridate water. At the moment, the state subsidises councils to do so.
Dr Andrew Won is President of the Australian Dental Association (Queensland) and Merilyn Haines is President of Queensland for Safe Water, Air and Food (anti-fluoride campaigner):