25 Mar The Fluoridation Bill
The Government is taking control of water fluoridation from councils and giving it to the Director General of Health.
Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall announced the policy last Thursday. “Around 6,500 children under the age of nine were admitted to hospital for tooth decay and associated infections in 2019. The Fluoridation Bill as a whole recognises water fluoridation is a health-related issue. Right now only around 2.3 million New Zealanders have access to fluoridated drinking water,” she said.