Whakatane STOPS Water Fluoridation: Money to Be Spent on Oral Health Care Programme

After 44 years of water fluoridation, Whakatane District Council has voted to end the out-dated practice. Instead, they will consider providing funds to the District Health Board for targeted oral health programmes, like CHILDSMILE, which has been successful in Scotland for more than a decade. Because of this programme, Scottish children now have better teeth…

Fluoridation is not cost effective

Massey University analyst Caroline Fyfe and Massey University Professor, Barry Borman have recently published a  paper in the New Zealand Medical Journal which claims that fluoridation is cost effective In New Zealand. We believe the analysis was poorly conducted and failed to consider some of the most basic aspects. Therefore we have sent the authors…

Local councils attempt to abdicate responsibility

Fluoride Free New Zealand is disappointed with the decision made at Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) Annual Conference to lobby central Government to take control of fluoridation.  LGNZ members should not be abdicating their responsibility to protect their residents from harm, to anyone, even central Government.  Whether or not a person wants to consume fluoride chemicals…