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Welcome to Fluoride Free NZ

We are everyday Kiwis backed by informed dental and health professionals who have studied the research on water fluoridation. Water fluoridation is not the answer to tooth decay and dental health polices that are being used overseas, with far more success, should be implemented in New Zealand.Swallowing fluoride does not reduce dental decay but it does impact the whole body.

It doesn’t work.

more info on efficacy

It’s not safe.

more info on safety

US Government funded study confirms fluoride reduces childrens’ IQ.

A 12 year, US Government funded, multi-million dollar study published in Environmental Health Perspectives has found children exposed in utero have reduced IQ……. see more


The answer is CHILDSMILE

See Non-fluoridated Scotland answer to dental health.

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Fluoride Debate Face TV (Sky Channel 083) moderated by Cameron Bennett aired 17th August 2016

“Professor Paul Connett vs Professor Mike Berridge”

Dentists Oppose Fluoridation

Dentists are taught that Fluoridation is an effective practice. When Dentists investigate for themselves they find that Science disagrees with this theory taught by a handful of countries.

10 Facts about Fluoride

Attorney Michael Connett summarizes 10 basic facts about fluoride that should be considered in any discussion about whether to fluoridate water. To download the flyer that accompanies this video, click here. To watch Michael debate the fluoridation issue with several fluoridation advocates, click here.

NZ Hero Dr John Colquhoun

The late Dr John Colquhoun was the Principal Dental Officer of Auckland and head of the Fluoridation Promotion Group when he changed his mind about fluoridation Why I Changed My Mind About Fluoridation

NZDSOS Article

Water Fluoridation Part 1: Understanding the Fluoride Controversy New Zealand Doctors Speaking Out With Science have done a great article, split into two parts. These articles give a really good overview of the whole issue, the lack of efficacy, the adverse health effects and the politics. The article is split into two parts. See  Water Fluoridation…

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Fluoride Free NZ Hits the Road

Fluoride Free members are going to be giving talks in various parts of the country this year as well as a debate in Timaru. Our Events page has the details.  The first public meeting is being held in Raglan on Wednesday 14 June. We will be providing the information on the latest studies confirming fluoride is a neurotoxin.…

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Dr Reti has his own science

Last week Dr Shane Reti admitted that his support for fluoridation was based on “his science” and “his belief”. Fielding a question from the audience at the National Party meeting “Let’s Talk Health”, Dr Reti was unable to answer why fluoridation should be continued despite a top US Government scientific body confirming that fluoride does…

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Rebuttal of Stuff’s “The Whole Truth: Water fluoridation – at recommended levels – is safe and beneficial”

On the 28th of March 2023, New Zealand mainstream media outlet Stuff, published an article titled “The Whole Truth: Water fluoridation – at recommended levels – is safe and beneficial.” Stuff’s article was in response to the release of the US Government’s National Toxicology Program’s Monograph titled “NTP Monograph on the State of the Science Concerning…

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Chief Science Advisor Releases Pure Propaganda

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor (PMCSA) has just published a new page on fluoridation which is pure propaganda, ignoring or misrepresenting the current scientific knowledge. We have no doubt that the sole purpose is to provide a basis for the back door mandatory fluoridation Bill currently before Parliament, and the profluoridation decision expected from the Director-General of…

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Letter to Jacinda Ardern 28th February 2021

Dear Ms Ardern, Regarding your announcement that Government is proceeding with the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill which seeks to amend Part 2A of the Health Act 1956. Key considerations Ministry of Health advisors to Government on fluoridation have been overly influenced by the dental profession. According to a Ministry of Health response to me from…

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Fluoride is neurotoxic at low levels says top US Government Science Program’s Review

“Fluoride is presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans” according to the second draft report of the US National Toxicology Programme (NTP), that has just been released. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) is an inter-agency program run by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate, evaluate, and report on toxicology within public agencies. This…

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