The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
Young children from parts of northern NSW without fluoridated water are being hospitalised for mass extractions of rotten teeth at nearly twice the rate of other children.
Dentists and paediatricians in Lismore and Ballina say tooth decay among young children is at Third-World levels.
This is what some Hamilton Councillors aspire to?
The situation has prompted the Australian Dental Association to urge the federal government to use its influence to force councils swayed by ”fringe groups who peddle fear … and conspiracy theories” to embrace water fluoridation.
”Political parties [need] to have the guts to get into the debate, show some leadership and back the science and the experts to improve the dental health of all Australians.’