Current political issue of Fluoridation in Queensland/Brisbane

Political Story


The story starts about sixty years back when most of the industrial nations started fluoriding water for their consumers. Almost all states of Australia also supply fluorided water to citizens except Queens land. A debate was going on in this regard. Advantages and disadvantages were discussed. Media polls were held. But the matter could not be decided amicably. The premier of Queens land kicked a row when he tried to abandon its obligation on the water fluoridation debate by leaving it in the laps of local government. His decision was disliked by Councillors from southeast Queensland's most of the local government authorities were not happy with the decision of Premier Peter Beattie's to compel towns and cities to take their responsibility for fluoridate their water or not (The Courier Mail). News poll shows Mr. Beattie's approval rating has fallen to 46 per cent, while the two-party preferred vote is evenly split between Labor and the opposition parties. (ABC News online). It is quite typical matter, that has caused a great deal of disagreement during much of its lifetime. Artificial water fluoridation has been around for 60 years, with the purpose of reducing dental decay. and since the sixties every capital city in Australia has been fluoridated, except Brisbane. No doubt the benefits of Fluoride in dental health have been proven, there are a number of possible harms  of water fluoridation.
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