'Strange': Pharmacy quiet after fluoride Gladstone removal

PHARMACISTS, dentists and family support groups are ready for a surge in questions about what to do now fluoride is no longer added to our water.

Amcal Family Chemist pharmacist Kim Rundle said the pharmacy had stocked a toothpaste on its shelves with a higher concentration of fluoride.

Gladstone Mayor Matt Burnett. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
Gladstone Mayor Matt Burnett. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Gladstone Mayor Matt Burnett. Ph

Mr Rundle said this was the product he expected people to opt for if they wanted the extra fluoride intake.

"I expected to have a few questions about it being removed so it has been quite strange," Mr Rundle said.

"I did have someone come in and mention how good it was that it was being removed."

Communities for Children program co-ordinator Wendy Morris said the organisation would consider bringing a fluoride expert to talk to parents.

"It depends on interest, though, because we do have a couple of mums who do use filters because their children have allergies that are made worse with fluoride," she said.



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