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King Promotes Water Fluoridation At Forum Today

Health Minister Annette King is today opening a Water Fluoridation Forum at 11.30am at Portland Towers, cnr Hawkestone Street and Portland Cres, Wellington.

The forum, convened by the Ministry of Health, is being attended by representatives from across the dental health sector, and is designed to develop strategies to protect those communities who have fluoridated water supplies, and to encourage other communities to fluoridate their supplies.

Mrs King will tell the forum that the issue is among the most controversial she has tackled since becoming Minister, but it is such an important one, especially for the health of New Zealand children, that she will not back away from it.

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