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Water fluoridation and underactive thyroid – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on February 24th, 2015.

Experts are challenging claims that water fluoridation is linked to higher than expected rates of hypothyroidism. A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health suggests water fluoridation — at rates used in New Zealand — is linked to 30 per cent higher than expected rates of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) in England. […]

Hamiltonians opt for water fluoridation – expert responds

Peter Griffin posted in on October 12th, 2013.

Hamilton residents participating in a local body referendum have voted overwhelmingly to resume fluoridating the city’s water supply. The referendum result saw 70 per cent of those who voted, 23,000 people, vote to have their water fluoridated. This follows a move earlier in the year by the Hamilton City Council to stop fluoridation of the […]

TVNZ/One News: Survey reveals Kiwis’ poor dental habits

Peter Griffin posted in on February 16th, 2010.

An international survey has shown that New Zealanders have poor dental habits. The results show that  the vast majority do not floss their teeth once a day, and that use of mouthwash (or even brushing at all) is also poor. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Dr Hisham Abdalla, an international lecturer in dentistry, says […]

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