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The Lithgow Council voted FOR the Fluoridation of the Lithgow Water Supply 19th November 2007. Read More ...
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According to the current consensus view of the dental research community, fluoride's primary - if not sole - benefit to teeth comes from topical application to the surfaces of teeth (while in the mouth), and not from ingestion.

It is also acknowledged by dental researchers that fluoride has little effect on preventing cavities in the pits and fissures (chewing surfaces) of teeth - where the majority of tooth decay occurs.

Perhaps not surprisingly, therefore, tooth decay rates have declined at similar rates in all western countries in the latter half of the 20th century - irrespective of whether the country fluoridates its water or not. Today, tooth decay rates throughout continental Western Europe are as low as the tooth decay rates in the United States - despite a profound disparity in water fluoridation prevalence in the two regions.

Within countries that do fluoridate their water (such as the United States and Australia), recent large-scale surveys of dental health - utilizing modern scientific methods not employed in the early surveys from the 1930s-1950s - have found little difference in tooth decay, including in "baby bottle tooth decay", between fluoridated and unfluoridated communities. Scientifically advanced and health conscious countries such as Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan. Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have totally rejected fluoridation?

World Health Organization Data (2004) - Tooth Decay Trends (12 year olds) in Fluoridated vs. Unfluoridated Countries:

Tooth Decay Trends in Fluoridated vs. Non-Fluoridated Countries (WHO data)

Tooth Decay Trends in Fluoridated vs. Non-Fluoridated Countries (WHO data)

Did you know that (at the time of writing this) Brisbane City Council has also rejected fluoridation and that studies have shown that the teeth of children in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth have no fewer caries than Brisbane despite that fact that these cities have had fluoridation for years? If fluoridation of the water has been so effective in these cities, why is there still a waiting list to get into dentists. Is it because the dentists are spending more time trying to disguise dental fluorosis? Fluoride does not prevent other forms of tooth or gum disease.

The Tasmanian Royal Commission and the Victorian inquiry estimated 10% of children in a fluoridated population would suffer dental fluorosis, i.e. mottled teeth? The British Medical Research Council and the American Medical Association and the N.H. and M.R.C. state that dental fluorosis is the first sign of chronic fluoride poisoning? Why is this appalling medical condition tolerated?

Claiming fluoride is natural, as it is found in the Earth's crust or water, is misleading. So is arsenic, mercury and other poisons. The fluoride chemical used for fluoridation in Australia is untreated toxic waste captured inside fertiliser factory smokestacks.

Fluoride is a poison that accumulates in your body and one-third of a teaspoon of sodium fluoride is estimated to be a lethal dose? In fact fluoride is more toxic than lead and mercury.

In these times when we are faced with global warming, shortage of water and pollutants in the air we breathe and the food we eat, why poison the one resource that Lithgow has always boasted - a clean source of non-toxic drinking water.

The estimated annual fluoridation running cost of $38,000 would be better spent on diet education, cutting out all the sugar consumed by the age groups affected. I opposed Fluoridation of our water vigorously in 1991 when I was on Council and will continue to oppose. The negative affects of fluoride on the body far out way the clever pro-fluoride propaganda!

I do not want the accumulation of fluoride in the pineal gland of my brain to dull my senses; I do not want to suffer the effects of skeletal fluorosis in my bones as I get older. I do not want the people of Lithgow to suffer the effects of over fluoridation either. If you think I am over reacting? Search 'fluoride deaths', 'dental fluorosis' on the internet!

Where is the scientific research that tells us that Lithgow dental decay has increased in the last 30 years?

Do you want our water poisoned? I have witnessed one Lithgow Councillor even suggesting that fluoride also be added to Lithgow Valley Spring water, so you won’t even be able to buy safe bottled water. The cost of water filtration and water tanks to avoid fluoridated water runs into $1000’s. In any discussion I have seen at the Council meetings, I have not heard any debate on the negative effects of what fluoridation does to our bodies.

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