Fluoride Added To Gunnedah’s Town Water From Monday

Gunnedah Shire Council

Fluoride will be introduced to Gunnedah Shire’s town water supply on Monday, as recommended by New South Wales Health as a safe and effective way to help prevent tooth decay in the community.

Gunnedah Shire’s new water treatment plant has been built to allow centralised treatment of town water for the first time, and to allow fluoridation of the water.

The introduction follows an extensive testing and training process to meet NSW Health requirements.

The new centre has undergone rigorous testing and a qualified contractor is supervising and monitoring the introduction.

Fluoride does not impact on the taste or smell of drinking water.

Fluoridation is supported by many dental and health organisations, including the National Health and Medical Research Council, the World Health Organization, the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Medical Association, the Public Health Association of Australia, and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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