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No plans for fluoridation in North Canterbury.
North Canterbury’s three councils have no plans to introduce fluorideinto drinking supplies. The issue of fluoridation has been hotting up around the country since the passing of the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Act 2021. The new legislation gives the director-general of health the power to direct councils to fluoridate drinking water supplies, but no […]New Zealand
Gisborne falling behind in water fluoridation.
Gisborne’s water is some of the least adequately fluoridated in the country, recent research has uncovered. The findings, released by the University of Otago and the University of Canterbury, found councils around the country only achieved fluoride targets for drinking water 54 percent of the time over the last 30 years. Even the best performing […]New Zealand
Drinking Water Case Proceeds to Probe Fluoride Data, Court Says
Case challenges 77-year old tradition of adding fluoride Case to review studies on health effects of the chemical A federal court will allow a lawsuit to prohibit fluoride from drinking water to proceed to review new scientific evidence about the chemical’s potential to harm babies’ developing nervous systems. Judge Edward M. Chen of the US […]United States, National
Three Waters will ensure fluoride is correctly added to water supplies, NZ Dental Association hopes.
A new report obtained by Newshub revealed councils weren’t fluoridating water properly, with some only having correct levels for 4 percent of the year – meaning more than 1 million Kiwis are missing out on the benefits of fluoride. Dental Association spokesman Rob Beaglehole said councils were lacking when it came to protecting the health […]New Zealand
Legal Petition Urges California Officials to Phase Out Deadly Pesticide Linked to Climate Change.
See FAN’s background on Sulfuryl fluoride OAKLAND, Calif.— Environmental groups filed a formal legal petition today urging the California Air Resources Board to phase out the insecticide sulfuryl fluoride because of its significant contribution to global warming. California is the world’s largest emitter of sulfuryl fluoride, which is 4,800 times more potent than carbon dioxide […]United States, California United States Pesticides
Ripon suspends fluoridation program until problems with wells are fixed.
The Ripon Common Council voted to suspend the city’s water fluoridation program until some of its wells are complete and compliant with state regulations for storing chemicals at water utilities. During a council meeting earlier this month, utility officials presented key points from the 2022 Sanitary Survey Report for the Ripon Water Utility, which found […]United States, Wisconsin
Judge Lifts Stay In Fluoride Trial In Narrow Bid To Obtain Draft NTP Report.
Excerpt: The judge overseeing anti-fluoridation groups’ long-running suit over EPA’s denial of their petition to ban fluoridation under TSCA has lifted his years-long stay to try to obtain the latest draft of a key scientific report on the mineral’s toxicity so that he and the parties in the case can review it to determine if […]United States, National
What happened to promise of fluoride research centre?
Finance and Health Minister T. Harish Rao accused BJP national president J.P. Nadda of failing to fulfil the promises made to the people. “What happened to the promise of ‘fluoride research and mitigation centre’ at Marriguda you made during a visit in 2016 as Union Health Minister? Six years have completed and the Telangana Government […]India
Letter to the editor: Stop adding fluoride to Maine public water systems.
I commend the Press Herald’s coverage (Oct. 17) of the Fluoride Opposition Committee in Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Southport, which is lobbying to stop adding fluoride to the public water in the Boothbay Region Water District. Fluoridated water is not dental care or medical care. It is water treated with toxic waste from the fertilizer […]United States, Maine
A town employee who quietly lowered the fluoride in water has resigned.
A town employee who quietly lowered the fluoride in a Vermont community’s drinking water for years has resigned — and is asserting that the levels had actually been low for much longer than believed. Richmond water superintendent Kendall Chamberlin disclosed in his five-page resignation letter, submitted Monday, that fluoride levels have not been in the […]United States, Vermont