Overwhelming evidenceOPINION: TEX, in regards to your letter
OPINION: TEX, in regards to your letter in Monday's Gladstone Observer:
The council asked for, and received input from, the ratepayers, which showed the overwhelming majority did not want fluoride added to their water supply.
More than one survey took place on the council website and Kahn Goodluck's page as well as in the Gladstone Observer and Central Queensland Channel 7.
That one showed 91% did not approve it in the water and 9 % thought it good for teeth.
When the public notices were placed in the paper regarding the Gladstone council advising Gladstone Area Water Board it no longer required fluoride to be added from August 28, and notified the public of this, we received on our page, Gladstone Area Fluoride Free/Facebook, 53,555 people applauding the decision.
Over 177 people shares were made on one and about 200 on the other.
The public spoke and that's what the council asked for.