The Queensland Government has now left the decision of whether or not to add fluoride to our drinking water to each individual Council. Please lobby your local member to put an end to this practice.
Dr Mercola reports on the detrimental side effects of fluoridation. While the report discussed US data, we are faced with similar issues here. In fact, an enquiry made to SEQ-Water revealed that:
“Seqwater uses either sodium fluorosilicate or sodium fluoride at its water treatments plants, depending on the size and requirements of the plant. Larger plants like the Mount Crosby Water Treatment Plant use sodium fluorosilicate.”
Fluorosilicic acid is the type most often used for cost reasons, and it is derived from phosphate fertilizers!
All parents of babies and toddlers should take particular note not to prepare feeding formula with unfiltered water. Tap water contains levels of fluoride that are in excess of what babies can tolerate.
It is interesting to note that we are advised not to use tap water for our flowers, plants or pets. Yet the authorities try and tell us it is good for our consumption.
I recommend investing in a quality water filter to remove fluoride and chlorine from drinking and bathwater.