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Water Fluoridation Act 2008 – 1 November 2013

Water Fluoridation Regulation 2008 – 21 December 2012

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A local government may decide that fluoride be added to the water supply if it is satisfied the decision is in the best interests of the community.

  • Sections 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, Schedule; Regulations 5, 6, 7, 8

A person does not have any civil right or remedy against a public potable water supplier in relation to the fluoridation of a public potable water supply under this Act.

  • Sections 5, 94, Schedule

A public potable water supplier must not add the fluoride to the water supply if the batch analysis certificate for the quantity of fluoride indicates the concentration of impurities in the fluoride is likely to adversely affect public health.

  • Regulation 14
Reason for law

To promote good oral health in Queensland by the safe fluoridation of public potable water supplies. (Section 4)

Relevant links

Fluoride [Queensland Health]

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Critique

Section 13 could be improved by introducing an ongoing notice requirement in the form of government website notification.

Regulation 6 of the Water Fluoridation Regulation 2008 could be improved by introducing consistent fluoride concentration levels for each local government area.

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