15 Feb 2012

Australia - Fluoridation legal advice expected soon

Fluoridation legal advice expected soon
15 Feb, 2012 04:00 AM
TENTERFIELD Shire Council could receive legal advice about the process of fluoridation this week after a directive from the NSW government to get on with the introduction of fluoride into the Tenterfield water supply.
Acting general manager Glenn Inglis said a request for advice was last week sent to council’s solicitors following a resolution by council in December.
“I don’t think it will take them (the solicitors) very long to respond,” Mr Inglis said.
“It’s an administrative law question.”
Council’s earlier request to the NSW government for a review of the introduction of fluoride in Tenterfield met with a curt reply.
“Having reviewed these matters carefully, I do not consider that there is any basis for me to request a review of the directions made by the Director-General on 19 October, 2005,” Minister for Healthy Lifestyles Kevin Humphries wrote on November 14, 2011.
“I strongly urge council to proceed with the commissioning of the fluoridation plants immediately and to implement water fluoridation without further delay.”
Mr Humphries pointed out that the Ministry of Health had provided more than $74,000 to council to construct fluoridation plants in Tenterfield and Urbenville, and six operators had completed training courses.
He also noted the state’s chief dental officer had written to council in July 2010 about his concerns in the “considerable delay” in the implementation of water fluoridation.
“The Ministry of Health’s policy on fluoridation is that it is a safe, effective and equitable means of reducing dental decay at a population level,” Mr Humphries wrote.
“…In 2007, the National Health and Medical Research Council completed a systematic review, which concluded the evidence in support of water fluoridation justified its continuation as a primary tool in the prevention of tooth decay.”
Mr Humphries said while the Tenterfield Ratepayers Association had claimed children living in fluoridated areas had delayed eruption of permanent teeth, he said the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health analysis on which that claim was based had been refuted by the centre’s former director.
Mr Inglis said once council had received legal advice about whether there were any other considerations to be taken into account, the recommendation would go to council.
If the advice said there was no reason not to proceed, testing of the plants would continue before fluoride was introduced, Mr Inglis said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i beleive legal action will commence very soon aAustralia wide,anyone who looks with an open mind and heart if they have one could not do anything but reject fluoride poison ,the studies done by the so called professionals has all been funded by colgate,ADA,or zionist movement ,it comes down to do we want to poison the people or do we want to please our masters ,,no doubt fluoride is poison ,and all people who are on the one way road to israel will rot in hell Bob Mcdonald TAmworth