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Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone

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22 August 2014

Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone

Report released today by Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor and the Royal Society of New Zealand confirms the safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation.

A very thorough review of the scientific evidence was undertaken by an expert advisory panel and international peer review. The report covered the concerns of health effects on infants, children, and older adults and stated that “communities currently without community water fluoridation can be confident that this is a safe option that is cost saving and of significant public health benefit – particularly in those communities with high prevalence of dental decay.”

“This is great news for health of all New Zealanders and fully supports that community water fluoridation is safe, effective and fair and benefits everyone in our community” says Doctor Richard Hoskins, Medical Officer of Health at Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

The report is highly welcomed by health and dental professionals in the Auckland region.


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