Mandatory fluoridation – Huff, puff and bluff - An analysis of reports in Queensland newspapers (2007- 2010)

Akers, H. F., Lee, S., Nissen, J., Parthasarathy, A., Shanmugalingam, I., Suh, I. and Winner, A. (2011) Mandatory fluoridation – Huff, puff and bluff - An analysis of reports in Queensland newspapers (2007- 2010). Water, 38 2: 149-153.

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Author Akers, H. F.
Lee, S.
Nissen, J.
Parthasarathy, A.
Shanmugalingam, I.
Suh, I.
Winner, A.
Title Mandatory fluoridation – Huff, puff and bluff - An analysis of reports in Queensland newspapers (2007- 2010)
Journal name Water   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0310-0367
Publication date 2011-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 38
Issue 2
Start page 149
End page 153
Total pages 5
Place of publication St Leonards, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Water Association
Language eng
Abstract On 5 December 2007, Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) announced that the State Government would mandate and fund a $35 million rollout of fluoridation to 90% of Queenslanders. Proposals to implement fluoridation have traditionally generated polarised debate across the state. This observational study is a research project that involved final-year students at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Investigators used an electronic media database (Factiva) and personal bibliographic software (EndNote Version X) to retrieve and analyse 405 newspaper portrayals of fluoridation circulated across Queensland from December 2007 to July 2010 inclusive. Limitations in method are acknowledged. The chronology of publication, major public players and main arguments for and against fluoridation are identified. Some integration with contemporaneous political developments is offered. In spite of two well-publicised compliance incidents involving the provision of supra- and sub-optimal concentrations of bioavailable fluoride in potable water, available evidence suggests that the implementation of fluoridation generated minimal political consequences.
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Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Community issues - technical features

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