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Dentists say ‘Zero Carbon’ bipartisan approach needed for water fluoridation


The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill was passed last week with the support of all major political parties.

“We’ve seen the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill languish before Parliament. Wouldn’t it be great to see cross-party support for a really important public health measure,” said NZDA fluoride spokesperson Dr Rob Beaglehole.

Dr Beaglehole says the Bill, which will see decision-making powers for community water fluoridation shift from Councils to DHBs, was introduced under the then-National Government in 2016. Read more