Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Why All the Fuss about Fluoride in Our Water? This Family Swears by Benefits of Contentious Chemical

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Why All the Fuss about Fluoride in Our Water? This Family Swears by Benefits of Contentious Chemical

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Byline: Blythe Seinor blythe.seinor@scnews.com.au

THESE kids wear the fluoride grin.

Ever since they were babies, Emily and Brendan Lewis have been given fluoride tablets to look after their teeth.

So imagine their mum's surprise when she went to the chemist last week and was told the tablets were no longer available.

The decision to withdraw them from regular sale was made in light of fluoride being introduced into Queensland's water supplies.

The trouble is, the Lewis family is on tank water at their Cooroy home so they will not have the mineral in their personal water supply.

And despite the furore over water fluoridation, this is one family that believes it is essential to the health of their teeth.

"We don't have an issue with fluoride being introduced into the water, we totally agree that it should be okay," Kathryn Lewis said.

"But we feel we're the forgotten minority on tank water, and on the Sunshine Coast there are quite a few. …

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