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May 9, 2021

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To fluoridate or not to fluoridate? That’s the current big-issue debate but Byron Shire locals don’t like being told what to do.

Video Sharon Shostak

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  1. Good one mandy
    If the state and governments took junk food ads out and brought back school dentists
    Our kids would be smarter and capable of looking after their own teeth

  2. If the average person is encouraged to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day do you really think your teeth are going to benefit from swallowing fluoridated water? Some only drink 3 or 4 glasses a day. Should we just gargle it and spit it out? Why do they say on toothpaste packaging, do not swallow? Because they know the fluoride is not good to have in your body! Buying non fluoride paste is safer. My 19 yr old has grown up on non fluoridated tank water and has beautiful healthy teeth and gums. I would be more concerned about his inner health had he been brought up on fluoridated water. This is poison and should be researched by everyone to decide whether to use or not. Read the affects it has on young peoples brains and you will think twice about drinking it. Crazy to even consider it! I do appreciate not everyone has tank water and relies on town water so I will vote against fluoridation of the mains water supply in our shire to support those not wanting it in their drinking water. If you want fluoride, treat yourself.

  3. Better dental health could work like this…..
    When we donate blood we get x amount of dentistry….
    Win – win & no poisoning those of us who would rather not be.

    I’m glad I’m not connected to the town water supply, I certainly don’t want flouride with my dust and bird shit 🙂

  4. We need to separate the two issues. It’s not a question of whether fluoride works or not. It’s DO YOU WANT ANY MEDICATION IN YOUR WATER SUPPLY? Big Brother decides what you need to be medicated with? No thanks. If fluoride works, and you want to take it, you are free to choose to take the tablets, use the toothpaste, put it in your own water. A community’s right to pure drinking water is the issue.

  5. love your work Mandy 🙂
    my question has always been; how does drinking flouride into our guts help our teeth? Mrs Marsh dunked the chalk into the blue liquid, she didnt drink it did she?


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