Fluoride Action Network

Upper Hunter Council to vote on fluoridating water supplies

Source: ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | July 28th, 2014
Location: Australia

Upper Hunter Shire Council will vote tonight on fluoridating the water supplies of five local communities.

The council undertook a six week campaign to educate and consult with locals about water fluoridation.

The information was made available from NSW Health, the Australian Dental Association and other authorities through the council website and displays at council offices.

When written submissions closed earlier this month 11 had been received, with five in favour of fluoridation and six against.

The supporters agreed there would be dental health benefits with one family describing their experience with fluoride as extremely positive.

But one opponent said regular brushing of teeth would provide sufficient care.

Council’s Works and Technical Services Committee has recommended a move to fluoride in Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa, Cassilis and Murrurundi.