The Government is planning to implement mandatory fluoridation to the whole of New Zealand. Currently, only around 50% of households are on fluoridated water, with only 23 out of 67 local councils still fluoridating, while voicing their growing concerns about fluoridation risks and dangers. In response to more and more councillors and mayors deciding against…Read details
Fluoride Free Auckland will be at the Auckland Go Green Event this weekend, 16/17 April, at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane. Dentist’s Dr Lawrie Brett and Dr John Jukes will be speaking at 330pm on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Come along and support these presentations. Lawrie and John are two of the 300 plus NZ Health Professionals Opposed to Fluoridation. Free tickets are available from the Fluoride Free Auckland facebook…Read details
Chair of Auckland Council’s Policy and Strategy committee decided unilaterally yesterday that a petition from Fluoride Free New Zealand could be received but not debated on. This left councillors no option other than to vote to accept the petition or not. The petition to Council was over the illegal fluoridation of some Franklin communities.…Read details
The residents of the Franklin Ward townships of Buckland, Patumahoe, Clarks Beach, Waiau Beach and Glenbrook Beach who receive reticulated water have been consuming fluoridated water since 2014 without their knowledge or the legally required consultation. The details emerged of the clandestine act when Fluoride Free NZ investigated the actual readings provided by Watercare’s own annual water quality reports. The…Read details
Open Letter to New Zealand Associate Health Minister (see item on NewstalkZB) The Honourable Peter Dunne Fluoride Information Network for Dentists Presented Friday 11th March, 2016 HEALTH RISKS TO NEW ZEALANDERS FROM FLUORIDE While our public health authorities and their advisors consider dental fluorosis to be the only side effect of water…Read details
Many, if not most, tea drinkers are consuming a dose of fluoride likely to negatively affect their health, according to a study published last week in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Fluoride is also added to half of New Zealand’s water supplies, and it is present in high levels in some…Read details
Auckland Council’s water supplier Watercare has quietly gone about reducing the level of fluoride in Auckland’s tap water. Without announcement or fanfare from Watercare or Auckland Council, the clandestine move was instead included in an Information Report prepared by Watercare for Auckland Council after the November Auckland Council Regional Strategy and Policy Committee meeting. Auckland’s…Read details
A shameful day it was, for those Whakatane District Councillors who voted to reverse the decision to stop fluoridation. The Council decision to support the District Health Board in starting a targeted dental health programme, based on the successful Scottish CHILDSMILE programme, was also reversed. Non-fluoridated Scotland has cut the number of general anaesthetic surgeries…Read details
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…Read details
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…Read details
Dr Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network explains “Why Seattle Should End Fluoridation”
Monday March 17, 2014.
This FAN production (one of FAN’s most popular) presents a powerful indictment of the water fluoridation program through interviews with a Nobel Laureate in Medicine, three scientists from the National Research Council’s landmark review on fluoride, as well as dentists, medical doctors, and leading researchers in the field.