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Wellington Water Saves Children’s IQs – Albeit Unwittingly, say Fluoride Free New Zealand

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The revelation that Wellington water was not being fluoridated at times over the past six years provides unexpected health benefits, says Fluoride Free New Zealand (FFNZ).

Fluoridation was stopped completely at Te Marua’s Twin Lakes in February 2021 and at the Gear Island station in December last year. This has meant many residents in the Wellington region have been receiving non-fluoridated water.

Parents who have had a baby during that time, or have been bottle feeding a baby, will be pleased to know that this lack of fluoride has allowed their baby’s brain to develop to its full potential, according to FFNZ.

‘It has been known for many years that fluoride is a neurotoxin. As at the 18th of July 2022, a total of 85 human studies have investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence. Of these investigations, 76 studies have reported elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ in humans,’ a spokesperson for FFNZ said.

‘The only question remaining has been “at what dose?”

‘In 2019, a Canadian study put paid to that question. It found levels used in fluoridation were associated with lowered IQ in children exposed to fluoridated water, either in utero or from bottle-feeding. The government-funded study was published in the world’s premier pediatric journal (JAMA Pediatrics) Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring,

‘The Canadian study is even more concerning for New Zealanders than for Canadians. The NZ Ministry of Health recommends fluoride at 0.85ppm, whereas the target level in Canada is only 0.7ppm.The only study on actual fluoride levels in New Zealand found pregnant women in fluoridated Palmerston North was 0.82ppm compared with 0.69ppm in the Canadian study – 19% higher.

‘As the editor of JAMA Pediatrics put it: “The effects of this study are comparable to the effects of lead, and if these findings are true there should be just as much concern about prenatal fluoride exposure.”

‘Thankfully, many children in the Wellington area have now been spared from this neurotoxin, for now. Unfortunately, Greater Wellington Regional Council has agreed to spend $6 million of rate payers’ money to buy new fluoridation equipment. And that $6 million of infrastructure will be given away for cents in the dollar under 3 Waters – how fiscally irresponsible of the Council.

‘The fact that councillors around Wellington, and the Director-General of Health, are ignorant of the science around fluoride and are forcing their ignorance on the public is a sad indictment on our rapidly disappearing democracy.’

For more information visit the FFNZ website.

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  1. FAN Newsletter: “A new study from Canada published this week in the journal Nutrients, found that pregnant women who had low iodine levels and elevated fluoride had boys who suffered an average IQ loss that was 58% greater than the already significant IQ loss from elevated fluoride alone [Goodman 2022]. Artificially fluoridated drinking water was the main source of the fluoride. The boys of women with low iodine levels lost, on average, 9.3 IQ points, while those of mothers with adequate iodine lost 5.9 IQ points, for every 1 mg/g increase in mother’s urine fluoride concentration.* In previous work in the same group of pregnant mothers, drinking water fluoridated at 0.7 mg/L was associated with an increase of roughly 1 mg/g in urine fluoride [Till 2018].


  2. One look at https://fluoridefree.org.nz/ and the plethora of factual information that is available there about why this artificial toxic substance in our water is so harmful should be enough to put people off it forever.
    Not many Kiwis would be aware that it is not “natural” fluoride that is added to water supplies, but fluoride that comes from the waste products of aluminium smelters and fertiliser factories. It is so toxic it is illegal to dump the waste on land or in water and they want to get rid of it through our drinking water supply. Dumbed down people are easier to herd and control.
    Thank goodness those children in Wellington escaped it.
    We cannot let the population be subjected to this mass medication/poisoning.
    Great article Daily Telegraph. Thank you for publishing it.

  3. In media reports that Wellington water had not been fluoridated properly for six years Dr Bryan Betty of the college of general practitioners is quoted as saying that there could be an upswing in tooth decay and Dr Rob Beaglehole of the dental association says it was a dental disaster.
    Oral health statistics from the school dental service within the fluoridated Capital Coast DHB show that both commentators are entirely wrong and alarmist, especially Beaglehole who keeps mindlessly repeating the dental establishment mantras.
    Statistics available for the first four years of the six in question show that the 2017-2020 annual average of 2,977 five-year-olds inspected, 69.4% were caries free in 2017 improving to 70.9% caries free in 2020.
    Similarly with the annual average of 3,430 twelve-year-olds inspected, 72.1% were caries free in 2017 improving to 73.1% caries free in 2020. This number maintained just one half of a decayed, missing or filled tooth.
    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’”.
    It is clear, with reference to this fundamental medical principle, and in the face of rapidly growing evidence of fluoride’s neurotoxic effect on developing human brains, even at concentrations added to community drinking water, that prominent doctors including such as Bloomfield , Verrall, Betty and Beaglehole are not in their right senses.
    Dr Arvid Carlsson, Nobel Laureate in Medicine, has said, “Fluoridation is against all modern principles of pharmacology. It’s obsolete.”


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