News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone

MEDIA RELEASE

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.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Free Diving: William Trubridge Breaks World Record

With just a single breath, New Zealand free diver William Trubridge has successfully broken his own unassisted free dive world record of 101 metres. More>>

ALSO:

RLWC 2017 Draw: New Zealand Set For A Festival Of Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League fans will have the chance to see the Kiwis in action against the best in the Pacific region for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Pokemon News: Magical Park A Safer Augmented Reality For Younger Audiences

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. More>>

'Erroneous': Pokemon App Makers On Huge Privacy Flaw

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account... More>>

ALSO:

Te Wiki O Te Reo: Te Reo Māori Is For All New Zealanders — Minister

Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the start of Māori Language Week today and invites all New Zealanders to give speaking te reo Māori a go. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news