Christchurch mayoral candidates say science & economics does not support water fluoridation

Stuff.com | 22 Sept 2016 At The Press’ mayoral debate on Tuesday, John Minto, right, said there’s concern over the science regarding fluoride. Lianne Dalziel, left, said it’s too expensive. A medical expert is concerned both of Christchurch’s main mayoral candidates oppose water fluoridation. “The message is clear, the science is clear. The benefits are enormous,” Canterbury medical…

Study examines link between water fluoridation and diabetes

News Medical | 17 Aug 2016 Water fluoridation prevents dental cavities, which are a costly public health concern. But despite the benefits supplemental water fluoridation remains a controversial subject. Some indicate it may cause long term health problems, but studies reporting side effects have been minimal or inconclusive. The long-term effects of ingested fluoride remain…

Fluoride off health board agenda until legislation passed

Nelson Mail | 27 July 2016 Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will not discuss water fluoridation despite some members of the public raising concerns. The health board decided it would not discuss the potential fluoridation of the region’s water until government legislation determined who is responsible for the decision. Nelson resident Carleen Reich-Simko addressed advisory committee members of the health board at a…

Non-Fluoridated Countries Have Better Teeth

Scoop | 12 July 2016 Alarm bells have now been raised over the number of children needing general anaesthetic surgeries for dental decay. This must be taken seriously but, the answer is NOT more fluoridation. With only half of NZ fluoridated, and the latest New Zealand research showing there is no difference between the majority…