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‘Fluoridation: Government dictates to communities again’

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Dear Sir,

The Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, has advised all local councils with unfluoridated communities that he intends issuing an instruction to fluoridate their water.

The decision on fluoridation has always rested with local communities, upon the advice of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Fluoridation in 1957. However, the last National Government and this Labour Government have acquiesced to the fluoridation lobby that was losing, and has now totally lost, the scientific argument about fluoridation. Fluoride Free NZ beat them hands down in New Plymouth and Hamilton when both sides of the issue were allowed to be heard.

The Director-General has merely given lip service to the legislated process while making it clear he had already made his decision (in line with Ministry of Health policy rather than science).

This blatant predetermination should not surprise us – it was apparent at the Fluoridation Bill’s first reading in 2016 that this was to introduce ‘mandatory fluoridation by the back door’. Some MPs stated so point blank.

Last year the Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister published a sham website ‘update’ on fluoridation science. This is being used as justification for claims that fluoridation is ‘safe and effective’, when the true science shows it is neither.

Since New Plymouth ceased fluoridation in 2011 tooth decay rates have declined across all population groups, according to official Government data. And there is no difference in decay rates between fluoridated and unfluoridated communities in Wellington and Auckland, for example. So there can be no lawful decision to fluoridate those communities.

With latest statistics (2020) of children examined by the school dental service showing that 28,394 5-yr-olds were 57 percent caries free and 37,941 12-yr-olds 66 percent caries free it is economic and pharmacological lunacy to attempt closing the gap by mass treating the population with a neurotoxin in their water.

On incomplete initial returns from councils to the Ministry of Health for capital costs of plant alone in communities over 500, in excess of $150 million would be imposed on the nation’s ratepayers.

Alternative and proven targeted approaches to improving dental health could be implemented at a small fraction of that aggregate national cost.

Meanwhile, the evidence of harm is now even more overwhelming than the evidence we had against Lead when we banned leaded petrol.

The Government also makes it clear that Councils (in fact ratepayers) will have to foot the bill when tooth decay is a health matter, not a local government matter.

We strongly encourage all affected councils to join in legal action against these ‘decisions’, as it appears that the statutory requirements will not be met.

Flouride Free New Zealand
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  1. Big Tech and Big Pharma focus on centralising power with a few so that they can be easily managed for increasing their profits. The agents are well taken care of in this centralised power structure. Money can be borrowed easily and spent when local bodies are rated by multinational banking institutions, which is already fully implemneted in NZ. Local democracy died a decade ago in NZ. Rates are just another tax for which we get very little essential services in return and most money is spent on woke agenda, which must be user paid and not passed on to all rate payers. On the contrarary, three-quarters of your rates already taken by non-essential sevices. System pigs thrive in local bodies.

  2. Sodium Flouride is a POISON. Have a look at the Material Safety Data Sheet. It’s used in rat poison.

    “Human developmental neurotoxin” ⬇️⬇️⬇️


    That’s all we need to say really. Our government aren’t listening to us. Our government hate us and they want us sick or dead. It’s getting pretty obvious now.


  3. Dr Peter Mansfield, a member of the UK advisory board on fluoridation, has said:
    “No physician in his right senses would prescribe for a person he has never met, whose medical history he does not know, a substance which is intended to create bodily change, with the advice ‘take as much as you like, but you will take it for the rest of your life because some children suffer from tooth decay’”.
    NZ’s Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, should seriously consider this advice before directing any local authority to fluoridate .


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