The Palaszczuk government has been accused of a major public health failure, with more than a quarter of Queenslanders having no access to a fluoridated water supply.
Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-11-20/qld-fluoride-access-issues-tooth-decay-dental-care-oral-health/103099734
More than a decade after the Newman LNP government handed decision-making on water fluoridation to local governments, 51 out of 77 councils do not have fluoridated water, including major regional centres such as Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay and Cairns.
That’s despite water fluoridation being hailed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.
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