Fluoride Free New Zealand congratulates Rotorua councillors for abandoning
plans to hold a referendum. This is despite intense efforts from
fluoridation lobbyists with the DHB even offering to pay half or up to
$50,000 for a referendum.
This is a big win for common sense, democracy and freedom. It allows
residents to choose if they want fluoride or not, but does not allow them
to fluoridate their neighbour.
This comes on the heels of the Deputy Director of the National Poisons
Centre agreeing on Radio New Zealand this week that the jury is still out
with regards to the safety of fluoridation. There are now 45 published
studies linking fluoride to lowered IQ. A move to start fluoridation is
A big public turn out of 60 people at the Council meeting followed on from
over 100 members of the public who heard the Dentists and Doctors event in
Rotorua on the Saturday afternoon. It was clear that the public of Rotorua
do not want fluoride chemicals added to the water supply.
Fluoride Free NZ will now turn their attention to the reticulated water
supplies of Taupo and Turangi. Residents of Taupo and Turangi are being
over exposed to fluoride chemicals and Fluoride Free NZ intends to begin a
campaign to end fluoridation in the two townships immediately.
The next information event for Taupo will be held on Saturday 15 November
2014. Local councillors, local MPs, local Iwi, doctors and dentists and the
general public will all be invited to this important event. Details will
be provided closer to the date.