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Drinking water

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Drinking water in Western Australia

About 90 per cent of Western Australians receive drinking water from licensed and regulated public drinking water supply systems (known as scheme suppliers).

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Fluoridated drinking water

Fluoride is found naturally in all water sources, including fresh and sea water. It is also found naturally in a wide range of food items including tea, fish and rice. It is a normal part of the diet, capable of providing nutritional benefits.

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Drink Water Instead

The human body contains lots of water. You can last weeks without food but only days without water.

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Emergency treatment of drinking water supplies

If disaster strikes, it is possible that the normal supply of water will be affected. When the safety of the water supply cannot be guaranteed, the Department of Health may issue advice to boil or treat it with chemicals prior to use.

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Water quality :: SA Health

Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 and Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2012 - for providers of safe drinking water and guide for use of recycled water

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Fluoride facts for Western Australia

In Western Australia 2 compounds containing fluoride are added to drinking water supplies

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Fluoride in drinking water | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Fluoride is the collective term for compounds containing the element fluorine

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Water - drinking water

Our bodies are made up of 50% to 60% water, and water that is lost through breathing, sweat, and urine needs to be replaced. This is especially important in hot weather.

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Headache (migraine, head pain) information video | myVMC

Headache is the most common medical condition. Severe headaches like migraine and tension headache may not be relieved by drinking water and rest.

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Drink water instead | Kidney Health Australia

To satisfy thirst, drink water The human body can last weeks without food but only days without fluid. Water is the recommended fluid to satisfy thirst and it is nature's choice. Choosing water as your preferred drink will have a positive imp

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