Once again this battle has come to our kitchen tap. A bill is before our state government that if passed would give state government power to force all NSW councils to fluoridate the public water supplies. An emergency motion is being put up to your Byron Shire councillors on Thursday to revisit this issue.
No health agency in fluoridated countries is monitoring fluoride exposure or side effects. There has never been a single, randomised, controlled trial to demonstrate fluoridation’s effectiveness or safety and the US Food and Drug Administration continues to classify fluoride as an ‘unapproved new drug’.
For the sake of your health and your children’s health, I urge you to study the facts and call for an open and transparent debate (considering the precautionary principle) on the science behind this practice and the validity of forced medication of a population. Visit www.flourideaustralia.org.
Cr Rose Wanchap, Byron Bay