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Keep water fluoridation in Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA



Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is running a non-binding poll on December 4 asking its residents if fluoride should be removed from its water supply

ADA NSW strongly supports keeping water fluoridation as it is a safe, cost-effective and equitable public health measure. Oral health is vital for good overall health, and water fluoridation is an important and effective way to reduce tooth decay in all members of the community. Download our resources and read more below:

Fluoride is a safe way to prevent tooth decay

  • A repair kit for teeth
  • No reliable evidence of an association with health problems at Australian levels
  • 65 years of safe fluoridation in Australia

Water fluoridation is recommended by more than 150 trusted experts around the world:


• World Health Organization
• Australian Dental Association
• Australian Medical Association
• National Rural Health Alliance
• Royal Flying Doctor Service
• US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Information Paper:

Click here to read the NHRMC Information Paper on 'Water Fluoridation: Dental and Other Human Health Outcomes'. Evidence shows that water fluoridation at current levels in Australia reduces the occurrence and severity of tooth decay.

Public Statement:

Click here to read the NHMRC Public Statement strongly recommending community water fluoridation as a safe, effective and ethical way to help reduce tooth decay across the population.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Preventing disease through healthy environments - Inadequate or excess fluoride: A major public health concern. Click here to read.

Australian Medical Association (AMA)
AMA backs fluoridation. Click here to read.


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