Dentists call on Qld government to mandate fluoride in drinking water

Australian Dental Association
20 November 2023
7 min read
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of fluoride being first introduced to drinking water in Australia at Beaconsfield in Tasmania, followed three years later by Yass in NSW.

In 2023, about 90 per cent of Australians can access fluoridated water — but only 72 per cent of Queenslanders do, most of them in the state's populated south-east corner.

Dentists, doctors and public health specialists have all called on the Palaszczuk government to end the disparity.


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