Community Water Fluoridation

Published online: 
10 September 2013
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Community water fluoridation is an effective, safe and affordable way to prevent and reduce tooth decay for everyone.

Overwhelming evidence from decades of having community water fluoridation is that it is safe.

‘It is absolutely clear that at doses used in New Zealand to adjust the natural level to one that is consistent with beneficial effects (0.7–1.0mg/litre), there is no risk from fluoride in the water.’

– Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    10 September 2013
  • HP number:
    5717
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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