#Human Rights
Byron Shire Council, Lismore City Council & Ballina Shire Council

Byron said NO to Water Fluoridation.

Councillors in the Byron, Lismore and Ballina shires have been approached by the NSW Health department to add the chemical Sodium Silicofluoride to the public water supplies.

Byron Shire councillors VOTED "NO" to fluoridation of their water supplies on the 21st November 2013. It has been a great win for the community of 30,000 residents in the shire. Thanks to all those who signed this on line petition and forwarded it on to their friends.

Byron Shire councillor Rose Wanchap tabled the petition with some 2,490 signatures including the 500 on line signatures.

Let's keep this petition moving as Lismore City Council will be meeting on the 3rd December, 2013 to discuss the issue and it just may help those councillors decide against fluoridation.

Help us end forced Water Fluoridation. We are Fluoride Action Network Australia. The time is NOW to take a stand against this out dated and dangerous practice. This may be the only opportunity you, the public will have to make your voices heard.

Sign this petition to support councillors to make this very important decision that could affect the health and well-being of some 440,000 people.

Fluoride chemicals added to drinking water are not the natural fluoride found in very small amounts in water supplies. The fluoride chemicals commonly used in dosing plants are mostly imported from China and are waste products from the phosphate fertiliser and aluminium manufacturing industry.

These chemicals do not exist in nature. They are classified as Schedule 6 & 7 Poisons with high toxicity that are considered pollutants if they get into the air, our oceans, rivers or lakes but if it goes straight into our drinking water it is a medication.

The Qld governments’ code of practice for water fluoridation in the dosing plants allows in every kg of Sodium Silicofluoride a maximum impurity content of 420mg of Arsenic, 120mg of Cadmium, 610mg of Lead – that is in every kg of the product.

The city of Adelaide uses 700 ton of the chemical a year to fluoridate their water supply. Do we trust the plant operators to check every bag of the chemical that arrives from unknown factories in China to make sure that this maximum is not exceeded?

Do we trust the dosing plants which are notorious for break downs due to the highly corrosive nature of the product to continually administer the suggested safe levels of 1ppm.

Do we really want to drink this water? It is the only chemical added to water for the purpose of medical treatment.

It is forced mass medication. Informed consent is standard practice for all medication. With water fluoridation we are allowing governments to do to whole communities (forcing people to take a medicine irrespective of their consent) what individual doctors cannot do to individual patients.

Tooth decay is not significantly reduced with water fluoridation – 95% of the world’s population do not fluoridate their drinking water and yet have similar tooth decay to heavily fluoridated countries (World Health Organisation Data 2012).

Tasmania, fully fluoridated for 40 years is in dental crisis. It has the worst dental records of all Australian states. In fact 19% higher than other states.

Ingested fluoride is difficult to excrete, at least 50% accumulates in the body mostly in the bones but up to 80% can be retained in young children.

There is a growing body of science now that indicates even relatively low dosages can cause serious harm including thyroid disease, neurological disorders and bone damage.

Fluoridation touted as one of the 10 greatest health initiatives of the 20th century is now considered to be a failed public health policy and possibly one of the greatest mistakes of the 21st Century.

Sign this petition and tell your friends.

Make your voice heard.

To Byron Shire Council, Lismore City Council & Ballina Shire Council


We, the undersigned citizens, residents and visitors to the above Shires advise that we do not want the community's drinking water to be fluoridated.

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The Say NO to water fluoridation petition to Byron Shire Council, Lismore City Council & Ballina Shire Council was written by Ballina Fluoridation Free Network Inc. and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.