TO: All political parties/shadow Health Ministers
TITLE: VOTE 1 FOR WHO WILL INVESTIGATE THE TGA FLUORIDE SCANDAL!
AUTHOR: Monica M, Qld, Australia
DATE WRITTEN: 5th August, 2013
STATUS: Reply by September 7th
There are many of us who have spent some time corresponding back and forth with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) trying to make sense of the legislation regarding fluorides used in our drinking water supplies. It’s hard, when even they give out contradictory advice!
The TGA have recently confirmed to myself and other members of Queenslander’s for Safe Water, Air and Food Inc. following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, that such fluorides are classified in the legislative instrument as substances for use in the purification or treatment of drinking water if no claims are made for therapeutic use.
This legislation came into effect in 2002 after 2 months of consultation with stakeholders, who had no objection to the proposed amendment under Section 5 Item 10, and it has remained the same up to the most current legislation, being:-
Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 Therapeutic Goods (Excluded Goods) Order No. 1 of 2011.
As it stands, the State Governments and Territory Government have been claiming a therapeutic use for fluoride substances ie for the prevention of tooth decay (or similar wording, which the TGA does not deny is a therapeutic claim) during this whole period.
This is in breach of the legislation and has been going on for 11 years…. that’s a scandal !
How about asking Minister Plibersek what she has done about it?
Will you investigate this TGA fluoride scandal?
Author’s note: They laid low through the breast implant debacle and the faulty hip fiasco and the public copped the pain! Not this time, TGA!