Fluoride Action Network

The addition of fluoride to water in the Far North has been stopped, pending community consultation

Source: Radio New Zealand | April 29th, 2009
Location: New Zealand

The Far North District Council agreed to fluoridate Kaitaia and Kaikohe water for two years, on what it understood was a trial basis.

The Northland District Health Board has applied to continue the measure for another two years.

But the council says it was expecting some results from the trial, before consulting the community about whether to continue.

However the health board has no results yet and says its study is not about proving the effectiveness of fluoridation.

The council will not now resume fluoridation until it has consulted the community.

Copyright © 2009 Radio New Zealand