We are told by the Queensland Government that no adverse
effects have been seen in Townsville 
from fluoridation,
but Queensland Health has never undertaken any
health studies to justify 
this claim!

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Determinants Often Overlooked In Fluoridation Research

‘The Townsville Report’ was used as part of  ‘The Evidence’ to
 justify the fluoridation of Queensland’s public water supply!

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10 years F. Townsville.

See the original text⇒  TOWNSVILLE_AFTER_10YRS

( Townsville Was First Fluoridated on 2nd August 1965 )


A Survey by W. Vidoroni, G.S. Sternberg and G.N. Davies
Division of Dental Services, Department of Health,
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The Dental School,
University of Queensland, Turbot St, Brisbane, Australia.

10 years Townsllve
Our criticisms:


 …Another feature of  Townsville is the mobility of the population.
This is reflected by the fact that although 900 children were examined
only 317 or 35 per cent could be classified as lifetime residents.
Data on the remaining non-lifetime residents will be reported in a separate paper. ❞ 

⇓  See our paper: 

Determinants Often Overlooked In Fluoridation Research


Were the RAAF & Lavarack Barracks Base transient residents included?

 So Where Is It ?

This additional data was promised in the report
but despite numerous telephone requests to one
of the authors of this report at the time –
W. Videroni, none was ever provided.

       More criticisms:


 …In addition to assessing the dental caries experience
 of the children data were collected on the following:

fluorosis, idiopathic enamel opacities, enamel hypoplasia, tetracycline staining, traumatic injuries to teeth, oral mucosal disease, pathology of bone, dentofacial anomalies, periodontal status (soft deposits, calculus, intense gingivitis), need for periodontal treatment, prosthetic status, denture requirements, conditions needing immediate attention and fillings and extractions required for individual teeth. These data will be reported in a subsequent publication. ❞.

So Where Is It ?

This additional data was promised in the report
but despite numerous telephone requests to one
of the authors of this report at the time –
W. Videroni, none was ever provided.

More Comments:

  Lost in this long list fluoridation negative outcomes,

    is one of major concern, Dental Fluorosis:

  Dental fluorosis is not reversible and in more severe cases,

   causes disfigurement, pitting, staining and positional defects.

  Dental fluorosis is also associated with skeletal fluorosis.

•  Dental fluorosis is now the most common dental problem in Australia.

         Qld. Health – Demographics 



As can been seen from the newspaper cutting below,
Fluoridation of Townsville’s water supply
has not had the expected results:


Edition 1 -SAT 16 FEB 2008, Page 001

“Kicked In The teeth” – By Jennifer O’Reilly

CHILDREN will no longer receive free dental care at school. The Queensland Government has stopped offering treatment in its school dental vans because there is not enough staff to man them. A letter sent out through schools this week says the vans would only examine students and provide a report to parents on the state of their teeth. They will then have to seek treatment at private dental practices or take their chances with long public dental waiting lists. “Due to expected demand for treatment you may have to wait for a while for an appointment for non-urgent treatment,” the letter said.Queensland Parents and Citizens Association Northern Region president Mick Cutler said parents wanted to see the dental van visits saved. “We would be disappointed but we also understand the reality of change,” Mr Cutler said. “We’d hope they have the capacity to recruit more staff. “When Queensland children have the highest rate of tooth decay in Australia of course we would like to…. 

10 years F. Townsville.


Extract Davies page 16Full 91 pages of the above extract →  G.N. Davies Report 1947


—  UPDATE  NOVEMBER  2010  —
Townsville has been fluoridated for 40 + years
by the Townsville Council.

… Earlier this year [2012] we asked Townsville Council if they knew of any general health studies that had been done in Townsville for water fluoridation, the then Mayor and Director’s representative replied:

  Townsville Council … not aware of any specific studies (fluoridation health studies) not commissioned any – not aware of any … contact Qld.  Health to see if they have done any …

We are told by the Queensland Government that no adverse effects have been seen in Townsville from fluoridation, but Queensland Health has never provided any health studies to justify this claim – the reason why – they have never looked at anything but teeth. Fluoride, when ingested travels throughout the body in the blood plasma, but supposedly it only beneficially affects teeth? ‘If you don’t look – you don’t find’ —  keep on parroting fluoridation is iatrogenic –  safe and effective! 

    On 29 November 2012 the Queensland Parliament, with a Liberal National Party government, reversed the previous Labor government’s mandate requiring certain public potable water supplies to add fluoride to the water. As a consequence of these changes local councils in Queensland have the choice to add fluoride to drinking water supplies, similar to the conditions in place under the previous legislation. In January 2013 the Cairns council decided to discontinue water fluoridation.

Queenslanders For Safe Water, Air and Food Inc.


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Fluorosis – Carnarvon West Australia – Aboriginal Children +

Papers from 40 years ago ⇓

FLUORIDE papers by Margaret Cammack Smith