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UK Against Fluoridation

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Queensland councils abandon water fluoridation en masse, against dentists' advice

IF THE legacy of former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie is his famous slogan, “the smart state”, that legacy of one of his successors could be far less salubrious.
Queensland: The toothless state could well one of former LNP leader Campbell Newman’s key achievements, after he, among a litany of controversial decisions in his three years at the state’s helm between 2012 and 2014, decided to dump mandated statewide water fluoridation.
Mr Newman announced the move in his first year as Queensland premier, placing the decision to fluoridate water in the hands of local governments.
In the ensuing four years, the state’s councils have abandoned the mineral additive en masse.
There’s never been a better time to be a Queensland dentist.
To be fair, the blame lays as much with current Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk as it does with her old parliamentary sparring partner.
Despite attacking Mr Newman for the decision in 2012 and saying her government supports the practice, Ms Palaszczuk’s has declared there is no present intention of reversing the 2012 decision.

I get the impression  this article is for fluoridation since it even  prints this cartoon.

Great Britain does not fluoridate its water supplies............You need to look no further than the dental health of the population of countries that don’t fluoridate, the Australian Medical Association’s President Dr Michael Gannon said.
“Great Britain is a perfect example of a country that could benefit greatly from fluoridation,” he said.
Dr Gannon said dental health in Britain has been compared to that of Ancient Rome.
Which, of course, The Simpsons nailed with the above.

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