Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Connett Tour to Inject Momentum to Fluoride Free Campaign


Connett Tour set to Inject Momentum to Fluoride Free NZ Campaign


Dr Paul Connett’s upcoming tour of New Zealand towns and cities is set to inject further momentum into the groundswell of opposition to adding fluoride chemicals into the public drinking water.

Dr Connett is a world leading expert in fluoridation, the coauthor of a book The Case Against Fluoride and Executive Director of Fluoride Action Network International (FAN). His talk provides explosive, irrefutable evidence that fluoridation is not only ineffective in reducing tooth decay but is unsafe for human consumption and the environment.

Fluoride Action Network NZ (FANNZ) expects this tour to be even more successful than the previous one in 2011. Since then Taumaranui, Waipukuraru and New Plymouth have all stopped fluoridation and this year Hamilton and Thames Councils are consulting their residents and Hastings and Whakatane Councils are holding referenda in conjunction with the local body elections. There are now only 23 councils out of 67 that have any fluoridation and FANNZ hope this year will bring the figure down to 19 and force the remaining councils to respond to the persistent calls from their residents to also stop.

New Zealand’s opposition is growing in parallel with the world-wide movement to stop fluoridation. Eight communities in Queensland have just announced their intention to stop and cities such as Witchita, Kansas recently voted against it. There is no water fluoridation in continental Europe. Submissions to the South Taranaki District Council (STDC) in November last year from Waverley and Patea residents found that 75% and 85%, respectively, did not want fluoridation. However, the STDC voted to introduce fluoridation anyway sparking public outrage and vows from residents not to allow it.

"When a community fluoridates it is doing to everyone what an individual doctor can do to no one – i.e. force an individual to take a medicine against their will. Very few states or countries in the world have taken on this arrogant power of forcing all its citizens to take a medicine without their informed consent." says Dr Connett.

Dr Connett is welcoming any chance to debate or present at meetings with proponents of fluoridation. He will be speaking in Auckland, Hamilton, Thames, Whakatane, Hastings, Palmerston North, Dunedin and Invercargill from 17 February to 10 March. For more information please visit www.fannz.org.nz

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Bojo Visit

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is in town today, just over a year since his political career peaked… and then wobbled off into a grey zone of indecision...

Currently, Johnson is touring the former colonies, talking up the historical ties. More>>

 

PM's Press Conference: Boris, Infrastructure, Immigration, Drugs

Prime Minister Bill English opened this week's post-cabinet press conference by revisiting that day's announcement of 'Crown Infrastructure Partners'... More>>

Employers Pleased: Reports Of Govt Backdown On Low-Wage Immigration

MEA: We are pleased to hear that the Government is planning to review incoming immigration changes with a specific focus on how they will affect the regions. Effectively addressing skills shortages in manufacturing and other sectors needs to remain a core part of our immigration system ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Ch-Ch-Changes At IRD

Job cuts aren’t happening at the IRD, exactly. Instead, there’s apparently a ‘transformation’ in store, and jobs won’t be axed ; no, they will be ‘transformed’ before our eyes into… non-jobs, if you happen to be among the unlucky legion of 1,900 who are being lined up for transformation... More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Mental Health: Hospital Too 'Awful' For Reviewers To Visit

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark... More>>

ALSO:

Greens Call For Govt Action: Children Sick Because Of NZ Housing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes. More>>

ALSO:

Less Tax Cut, More Spending: Labour Launches Fiscal Plan

“Labour will invest $8 billion more in health, $4 billion more in education and $5 billion more for Kiwi families through Working for Families, Best Start and the Winter Energy Payment than the Budget 2017 projections for the forecast period.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Greens’ Room For Political Pragmatism

The Greens here are currently being criticized by the commentariat for not making the same kind of pragmatic choices that sunk the Democrats in Australia. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election