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Stories about "fluoride in water":

The dark side of fluoride explored – Part II

As a medical doctor, I find it heartening as I travel throughout New South Wales and Queensland to find so many enlightened and educated people on the contentious subject of artificial water fluoridation.

The dark side of fluoride explored

In both Canada and Australia, pro-fluoridation advocates have had a field day, citing claims that seemingly support their position to fluoridate water. Many of those claims are misleading or erroneous and incorrect says Dr Robert C Dickson.

Labor moves to force councils to fluoridate water

On Tuesday, Labor introduced legislation in the NSW Parliament to create tough new fluoride laws it claims would ‘override the anti-fluoride movement’ and effectively force councils like Byron Shire to fluoridate their water.

Clear health benefits in fluoridation

Richard Moloney, Mullumbimby. Fluorine, the first of the halogens, of which some are so terrified, is naturally found in life as fluoride. For example, it is found in tea, and more so in green tea, widely praised for its dental and general health benefits.

Fluoride overdose – or underdose

Dudley Leggett, Suffolk Park. How can it be considered a cost effective use of taxpayers’ money to administer fluoride via tap water when this means there is no control over the dosage levels?

Fluoride debate about more than poisoning the water

Geoff Dawe, Uki. Because fluoride reduces numbers of teeth cavities, does not mean fluoride is good for overall human health. Health authorities need to spell this out.

Fluoride petition thanks

Andy Holm, Ocean Shores. I would like to give my deepest respect and thank you to the 1,382 Byron residents who took the time to talk to me about the fluoridation issue during the last ten days.

Fluoride: the answer is choice

WOWA Nicolette! (Byron Shire Echo, Letters, 8 October) Giving your daughter a fluoride tablet every day? Okay, well the good thing about that is...

Community campaign to oppose fluoride

A long-term community campaign may be the only way for local residents to oppose ‘the mass medication of fluoride in the town’s water supply’, says a Lismore councillor and Rous Water Board member.

It’s official: fluoride rots your brain

Peter Olson, Goonengerry. While Israel ends 15 years of fluoridation, with its High Court accepting that fluoridated water is now shown to lower human intelligence, local councils being unaware of this fact, decide to fluoridate.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.