Stopping the rot: council ponders fluoride after decay exposed

Posted on September 7, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Byron Shire is expected to reconsider its anti-fluoride stance after figures showing small children in northern NSW are hospitalised at nearly double the state rate for mass extraction of rotten teeth.

Anti-fluoride activists in nearby Ballina were defeated last month when the council voted eight to two against a motion that would have stopped the fluoridation of the water supply from proceeding. The vote came after experts, including the state’s chief health officer, Kerry Chant, met with councillors to debunk myths.

Rotten teeth in children

Rotten teeth in children

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