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Members of the Fluoride Free Northern Rivers group outside the Corndale dosing plant recently. (Photo Leisa Webb)
Members of the Fluoride Free Northern Rivers group outside the Corndale dosing plant recently. (Photo Leisa Webb)

A Lismore councillor wants Rous Water to suspend the fluoridation of the region’s water supply.

Lismore councillor Vanessa Ekins.
Lismore councillor Vanessa Ekins.

Greens councillor Vanessa Ekins has announced she will lodge a motion at the next meeting of Rous Water on 16 September.

Her motion is that ‘Rous Water suspend the addition of fluoride to the regional water supply until the National Health and Medical Research Council has completed the review into reducing fluoride concentrations from 1mg per litre to 0.7mg per litre’.

Her motion comes as anti-fluoride protesters are holding an ‘urgent, emergency community meeting to organize and strategise last stand activitites to stop fluoridation.

The meeting will be held at the South Lismore Bowls Club today, September 1, at 5.30pm.

Meanwhile, anti-fluoride campaigner Al Oshlack has called on Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell to go to the police after receiving alleged threats via social media last week.

Mr Oshlack said ‘I have nothing personal against Jenny Dowell but she needs to stand up and speak about this issue’.

‘She must know the identity of this person and other people in the anti-fluoride movement want to know the person’s identity because insults and abuse take away the value of what we are trying to achieve in a democratic way,’ he said.

ABC radio reported this morning that Rous Water was planning to begin fluoridation within a week.

Rous Water has constructed fluoride dosing plants in the Clunes, Knockrow, Dorroughby and Corndale areas.

Richmond Valley, Ballina Shire and Lismore City Councils will receive fluoride in their water except, water customers in Nimbin.

NSW Health has also directed Ballina Shire Council to fluoridate the water supplied from the Marom Creek Water Treatment Plant to town water customers in the Wardell area.

Byron Shire’s town water customers will not receive fluoridated water.  Town water customers in the Richmond Valley township of Casino already receive fluoridated water.

 

 

 


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Who gave the Council permission to ASK the Government for a direction ?
    It’s like asking a used car dealer if you need a new car. The answer is OBVIOUS.
    Our Council had broken the Law by doing this.

  2. Well done Vanessa for doing your best to protect citizens from exposure to these poisons. I am not too optimistic re the outcome of the NHMRC review as they are not taking submissions from the very people they are supposed to be protecting. I have sent them emails providing details on the effects fluoridated water has on me but as yet have not received a reply. Fluoridated water has caused hypothyroidism for me. Diagnosed 8yrs ago I am still not taking medication although I have to watch every single thing I eat to avoid product containing or manufactured using fluoridated water. We have also had to install our own water supply as the government can’t provide us with water uncontaminated by hydrofluorosilicic acid containing arsenic, cadmium and lead according to the Australian Drinking Water Standards. I am saddened by the lack of interest shown by government and NHMRC into the harm caused by these poisons. If they didn’t add it to public water supply, everyone would have a choice about it – problem solved for all – why is this so difficult to understand?

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