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Online petition to get council to consult on fluoride

The Western Downs Regional Council considered the removal of fluoride from the region's drinking water in 2013.
The Western Downs Regional Council considered the removal of fluoride from the region's drinking water in 2013. Brett Wortman

A ROCKHAMPTON woman has started a petition requesting Rockhampton Regional Council consult the community before removing fluoride from the region's water supply.

Although Lissetta Grant is only aiming for 100 supporters, the petition she started on Change.org has already garnered the support of 38 people since she started it yesterday.

The details of the petition state: "On 14 May, the RRC voted to remove fluoride from public water supply in the area without any consultative process with the public. The information put forward in support of the move was inaccuarate and no health professionals were invited to address the meeting. I believe the community should be entitled to have a say in their own health care".

It also has a link to Queensland Health information about fluoride.

See the petition here>.

Ms Grant has accused Councillor Neil Fisher of making a false argument against fluoridation.

Cr Fisher said he believed fluoride was responsible for the inability of hydrangea flowers to grow well.

In a post on The Morning Bulletin, Ms Grant said: "This is the level of ignorance we're allowing to represent our interests. Please consider signing the petition asking council to allow the public to vote on this and share with others".

Website Change.org allows people from across the world to begin petitions. It claims to have 35 million users.

Topics:  fluoride, petition, rockhampton regional council




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