Extensive Review Finds Community Water Fluoridation Safe and Effective


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Glass of WaterA review of the scientific evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of fluoridation of public water supplies has found that the levels of fluoridation used in New Zealand create no health risks and provide protection against tooth decay. The review, entitled Health Effects of Water Fluoridation: a Review of the Scientific Evidence, was commissioned by Sir Peter Gluckman, the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor and Sir David Skegg, President of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the request of Auckland City on behalf of several local Councils. When discussing the review, Sir Peter Gluckman noted:

“The review finds compelling evidence that fluoridation of the water at the established and recommended levels produces broad and continuing benefits for the dental health of New Zealanders. The public can be reassured on the basis of robust scientific data, that the implementation of this public health measure poses no risk of adverse health effects.”