THE Health Depart-ment is seeking public comment on a plan to fluoridate the public water supply to Margaret River.
Chairman of the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Advisory Committee Dr Richard Lugg said the proposal would bring the town into line with almost 98 per cent of the Western Australian public who received fluoridated drinking water.
“However, before we make any recommendation to the Minister for Health over the proposal, we are eager to seek community views and opinions,” he said.
Dr Lugg said that both local and international evidence showed the fluoridation of public drinking water supplies significantly reduced the incidence of dental decay.
Representatives from the Advisory Committee will be available to discuss the plan at a community meeting from noon to 3pm on Monday, August 4 at the Margaret River Cultural Centre.
In addition, formal submissions can be sent to the Secretary, Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Advisory Committee, PO Box 8172 Perth Business Centre, WA 6849 until September 5 2008.
For further information phone the Secretary, Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Advisory Committee Richard Theobald on 9388 4967.