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Charters Towers: Fluoridation a ‘no-brainer’

Source: ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | February 26th, 2013 | By Natalie Poyhonen
Location: Australia

About 50 Charters Towers residents attended the town’s fluoridation information session last night.

The council is set to vote, at the next council meeting, on whether to fluoridate its water supply.

Councillors will also be provided with the results of a phone poll of 500 residents who will be asked for their views on fluoridation.

Queensland Health dental spokesman Dr Michael Foley says there is strong medical evidence to support fluoridation.

“We spend a lot of money in Queensland on treating tooth decay when there is a proven preventative measure that is cheap and safe and effective,” he said.

“Our health costs in Queensland are rising rapidly.

“We can spend more and more money on dentists and treating that but it’s a no-brainer when you already have a proven way to prevent some of that disease in the first place.”