Water fluoridation



2017 public statement – water fluoridation and human health in Australia

This public statement recommends community water fluoridation as a safe, effective and ethical way to help reduce tooth decay, and a range within which the NHMRC supports states and territories fluoridating their drinking water supplies.

Dental health outcomes of children residing in fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas of Western Australia

This report presents the findings of a cross sectional study of 10,825 children aged 5 to12 years in 2011 and 2012 who presented at Dental Treatment Centres located in non-fluoridated areas of the South West of Western Australia and the Perth metropolitan area where the...

Fluoridation and Queensland difference

On many issues, Queenslanders beg to differ. The fluoridation of water supplies is one such issue. In this piece, Harry Akers explores aspects of the history and politics of the fluoridation debate to get to the bottom of this instance of Queensland exceptionalism.