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Carnarvon: Committee delays fluoride decision

Source: ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | September 23rd, 2011
Location: Australia

A committee, assessing whether fluoride should be introduced into Carnarvon’s water supply, is seeking more community feedback before making recommendations to the Health Minister.

At the end of last year, the Health Department announced a plan to fluoridate the water which already contains some natural fluoride.

Residents have been given the opportunity to provide submissions on the plan.

The Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Advisory Committee met earlier this week.

Chairman Richard Lugg says it will delay making any recommendations until further consultation is carried out.

“It’s really because the Minister needs good information on where the community stands and the submissions are valuable but they don’t give the complete picture,” he said.

“So we just need to round the picture out a bit to give him better advice.”