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.
Fluoridation in New Zealand is the topic of the US Fluoride Action Network’s 26th of December bulletin. See below… The fluoridation issue has continued to heat up in New Zealand over the past year with local councillors, responsible for fluoridation, becoming increasingly concerned that fluoridation is neither safe nor effective. According to a local Wellington…Read details
The US Government’s National Toxicology Program (NTP) is set to conduct new studies looking at fluoride’s adverse effects on the developing brain. The NTP is expected to ratify these studies within the coming months. Results could mean the end to fluoridation world-wide, and definitely should put a halt to any plans to start fluoridation in…Read details
Auckland Council Rejects Fluoridation for Onehunga in Landslide Auckland Councillors overwhelmingly voted to reject a proposal to add hazardous fluoride chemicals to the drinking water of Onehunga residents, voting 18 to 3 against the motion. The vote is in keeping with councils around the country not wanting to take responsibility for the fluoridation debate. Currently…Read details
Fluoride Free New Zealand (FFNZ) rejects NZDA propaganda ahead of Thames Vote. Claims by David Crum, CEO of the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are incorrect and designed to mislead the public ahead of the Thames referendum on water fluoridation, says FFNZ spokesperson Mary Byrne. Mr.Crum accused those opposed to fluoridation of having “outdated, poorly…Read details
Paul Wedel on The Economics of Fluoride in Wellington, NZ
8 August 2012. Greater Wellington Regional Council
Dr Geoff Pain PhD, 50 min presentation in Sydney, Australia. Covers the bias of the National Health Medical Research Council.
Dr Jane Beck BSc, MBBS 20 min presentation at the Fluoridation Forum, at the Massey University, Wellington 2014