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Ayesha Verrall knocks them off [Discussion of fluoridation in Parliament]
Ayesha Verrall’s maiden speech in December 2020 was punchy. Many maiden speeches are. She told of family poverty in the Maldives and lives cut short by disease. Of enabling parents, of the power of education, the privilege of caring, and a journalist cousin who was imprisoned and tortured and eventually became the Maldives first elected […]New Zealand
Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill passes final reading in Parliament
A bill transferring control of water fluoridation from local councils to the director-general of health has passed its final reading in Parliament. The Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill was initially drafted to give district health boards (DHBs) the power to direct local authorities to fluoridate drinking water. This was before the government announced […]New Zealand
Dental Association Delighted As Water Fluoridation Drought Ends
The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is delighted that the long running law change on decision-making for community water fluoridation has passed its third reading today. NZDA’s water fluoridation spokesperson Dr Rob Beaglehole says it’s tremendous news that the country will now see a decision made centrally, instead of on a regional basis. “The main […]New Zealand
New Zealand Government: Change To Improve Fluoridation Of Community Drinking Water.
The Government’s making changes to protect more New Zealanders from the pain and cost of tooth decay and poor oral health. The Director-General of Health will soon be able to decide whether a community drinking water supply should be fluoridated, after the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament. This will […]New Zealand
Fluoridation of drinking water bill passes third reading
Drinking water supplies across the country are set to be fluoridated after an amendment bill passed five years after it was first proposed. Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall ?said she was proud of the bill, which would reduce pain and suffering from dental decay and provide a nationally consistent approach to fluoridation. After a […]New Zealand
Broken machines, lost records: EPA finds Benton Harbor water plant in disarray
Note from Fluoride Action Network: Benton Harbor MI was fluoridated in September 1951. Robert Carton PhD, a former scientist with EPA, had reported this: “December 1991 — Benton Harbor, Michigan: Faulty pump allowed approximately 900 gallons of hydrofluosilicic acid to leak into a chemical storage building at the water plant. City Engineer Roland Klockow stated, […]United States, Michigan
Impact of Sociodemographic Factors on Dental Caries in Children and Availing Fluoride Treatment: A Study Based on National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) Data 2016-2019.
Full-text study online here PDF of study online here Published: September 30, 2021 Abstract Introduction Dental caries is a global health issue. It is a largely preventable, multifactorial non-communicable disease. Given the gravity of the situation, in 2014 United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that the primary care physician apply fluoride varnish from the […]
Astronomers find the farthest evidence of fluoride to date, in a distant galaxy
This will teach us a lot about how the element forms in the Universe. An international team of astronomers reports on a new sighting of fluorine in another galaxy. This is the farthest the element has ever been detected and will help us better understand the stellar processes that lead to its creation. This artist’s […]International
What Calgary fluoride vote could mean for Airdrie
During municipal elections, City of Calgary voters were presented with the question of whether or not they supported adding fluoride into drinking water. Out of 334,888 votes collected on the question, 62 per cent supported the proposal. Airdrie receives all of its drinking water from Calgary, so a reintroduction of fluoride in Calgary would ultimately […]Canada, Alberta
Assessment of renal and hepatic dysfunction by co-exposure to toxic metals (Cd, Pb) and fluoride in people living nearby an industrial zone.
Abstract Highlights Impact of F, Cd & Pb on human health is related to the various routes of exposure. Cd, Pb & F levels in human blood was higher around the phosphate plant in Togo. Cd, Pb &F content in human blood declined while moving away from phosphate plant. Biochemical parameters revealed renal & liver […]Togo Phosphate Industry