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August 14, 2022

Supporting free fluoride – one tooth at a time

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I would just like to add my voice to the number of people who are concerned about the fluoridation scheme that is going into action. My personal view is that Rous Water have some of the best water in the country and we are very thankful for that. I can see no sense at all for adding anything artificial to it whatsoever.

Why should I pay to put something I don’t want into my body and that of my family and visitors? The reason given is to reduce tooth decay. I am surprised that in this day and age we are still considering it a council responsibility to make up for poor personal dental hygiene.

It would be better to provide free direct application of fluoride if requested and much more effective. Then those of us who do not agree with the fluoridation of the water source and avoid it. At the very least would you consider putting fluoride filters on homes that do not want to receive it?

This big brother council approach is more akin to a post war era than 2015 where we are able to make up our one mind about what we put into our bodies. We live in a pristine region of incredible natural beauty and pure air and food. Lets protect that at all cost.

Steve Mitchell, Newrybar


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  1. “Where is the physician who will impose a lifelong prescription for an untested potentially toxic substance (fluoride), without proven clinical benefit, on a patient he/she has never met, interviewed or examined?”

    “Such dubious behavior would extract appropriate censure from the licensing authority of the physician involved, on the basis that it is unscientific, unscrupulous, unethical, and therefore unacceptable.”

    As a prominent dentist says:
    “The evidence that fluoride is more harmful than beneficial is now overwhelming… fluoride may be destroying our bones, our teeth, and our overall health.”

    – Dr. Hardy Limeback, Head of Preventative Dentistry, University of Toronto; DDS, Ph.D., and 2006 National Research Council Scientist.

  2. Well said Steve Mitchell, where is our choice? And knowing that 98% of Europe has now rejected it, cities and countries all around the world are stopping it, only 5% of the World’s population still receive it, WHY is our Government still wanting to push it onto us? And at almost double the dose that USA have recently realised is way too much? I want to have a say. I don’t want to have to pay for something I don’t want or an expensive filtration system to remove it. Why not give fluoride tablets to people who want it like they used to? Is it because fluoride is now a classified S6 poison and neuorotoxin? (causes brain damage)

  3. I totally agree Steve. Furthermore IF tooth hygiene is really the serious concern, so much so that fluoride MUST be added to our water, then I demand take sugar drinks off the shelf & out of existence!!


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