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UK Against Fluoridation

Saturday, May 17, 2014

NZ - Councillors revive fluoridation issue

By Debbie Porteous
Not content to let the sleeping fluoridation bear lie, new city councillors Mike Lord and David Benson-Pope may poked it firmly in the stomach yesterday.

They suggested not only reinstating the city's previous fluoridation levels, but expanding the supply of fluoridated water to all of the city's reticulated areas.

The previous Dunedin City Council voted to drop the level of fluoride in the central city water supply, which serves 85% of the city's population, from 0.85mg per litre to 0.75mg per litre, following intense debate and lobbying on the issue.

Outlying areas of the city, including Mosgiel, have not to date had fluoride in their water supply.

Yesterday, Cr Lord said he had been so impressed by a recent presentation to councillors from Public Health South on the topic, he thought it would be a good idea to add fluoride, at the recommended Ministry of Health levels, to each reticulated Dunedin system not fluoridated at present.

''It's something we should do if we can.'..............


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