Professor Paul Connett, Director of the international Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and executive director the American Environmental Health Studies Project (AEHSP), will be speaking throughout New Zealand about the public health risks of fluoridated water.
Prof Connett’s tour will include a presentation to the Ministry of Health, a meeting with Green MP Sue Kedgley, a series of workshops, and several TV and radio interviews.
New Zealand is one of eight countries in the developed world that continues to fluoridate more than 50 percent of its water supply. The other seven are: The United States, Australia, Colombia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Almost all European nations have prohibited the fluoridation of water based on scientific research.
“Fluoridation is unethical because individuals are not informed of the health risks associated with fluoride prior to being prescribed fluoride in their water supply,” says Prof Connett.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently recommended lowering the fluoride level in water from 0.7 – 12 ppm to 0.7 ppm. The New Zealand Ministry of Health recommends water to be fluoridated at a higher level of 0.855 ppm.
Prof Connett’s tour is expected to provide local political bodies with information needed to overturn current legislation and provide safe water for the people in New Zealand.
Prof Connett has given more than 2,000 presentations in 52 countries and 49 U.S. states on the issues of dioxin and waste management.