I see that Peter Sycopoulis is making a second attempt at becoming a councillor of the City of Warrnambool.
My worry is that, as past president of the Warrnambool Fluoride Action Group, he will regroup with his former colleagues who opposed the fluoridation of the city’s water supply and who ran the phoney referendum on the issue, complete with the erection of an unauthorised tent in Liebig Street. We never did see the results of his referendum.
Fluoridation involves the addition of tiny amounts of the substance (about one part per million by weight) to the water supply. It is recommended by the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Dental Association and the World Health Organisation. Warrnambool has had fluoridation for about four years now. For those who have had it all their lives, either naturally or by adjustment to the level in the water supply, the average reduction in missing and decayed teeth is about 50 per cent. Melbourne has had it for 35 years, with a dramatic improvement in dental health.
Contrary to the misinformation spread by the former Fluoride Action Group, in the USA more than 170 million people have it.
Graham Keith, Daltons Road, Warrnambool