For over 50 years fluoridated water has proven to be a safe and effective way to reduce tooth decay in towns and cities in Australia and overseas. It's good for your teeth and for the health of Queenslanders. For more information about fluoride, ask your dentist or doctor or visit the Australian Dental Association website. You can also phone 13Health (1343 2584)
See the television ad announcing the introduction of water fluoridation in South-East Queensland:
For many years the rest of the country has known that fluoridated water is a safe and effective way to reduce dental decay. From December 2008 South-East Queenslanders will begin to have fluoride on tap.
Water fluoridation will be phased into water treatment plants in the following local government areas (incorporating the new boundaries). Please note, children do not require fluoride tablets when water fluoridation is introduced to your water supply. Check the map for South-East Queensland and timeline for Queensland below.
From 1 December fluoride will be phased in to the following water supples:
54% population coverage
|31 December 2009
80% population coverage
|31 December 2010
83% population coverage
|31 December 2011
92% population coverage
|31 December 2012
95% population coverage