5 fluoridation myths debunked

The NHMRC has attempted to smash some persistent myths about the alleged health damages caused by water fluoridation in a new report.

Over the years, anti-fluoride campaigners have made numerous claims about the health harms of fluoridation, ranging from fluoride causing cancer to conspiracy theories about it being a mind control drug that governments are deliberately putting into the drinking water.

Some councils in NSW and Queensland have voted to ban the public health measure, which was introduced to Australia in 1953, even though it is described as one of the most cost

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