Australia's Prime Minister on Bottled Water

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In Australia, consumption of bottled water has doubled over the past six years, and tooth decay is on the rise as children drink it instead of fluoridated tap water. The Prime Minister is unhappy. In a plea to parents to get their children to drink tap water instead of bottled water, Prime Minister John Howard described the worsening tooth decay epidemic as a national tragedy. "I think one of the things we have to try and do though, is get young kids to drink tap water again to do something about their teeth,"... "It's a real tragedy this. You're starting to see the re-emergence of decay in young kids." he continued- "I grew up in a generation who had bad teeth because we didn't have fluoride, and fortunately my children have all got great teeth," Mr. Howard said. "But kids now who are being born into the bottled water generation are missing out on that." ::Sydney Morning Herald

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