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Fluoride Free Toothpaste doesn’t do the job

Image by Tamaki Sono   For Immediate Release A new fluoride-free toothpaste has changed its advertising after being challenged to provide evidence to back its claims that it reduces plaque and tooth decay. The toothpaste, called Grin, launched earlier this year and relies on propolis, manuka oil and sea salt as its key ingredients. A [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Beware of False Balance

For Immediate Release 20 August 2016 A decision by the NZ Press Council this week is a timely reminder to news media to be wary of lobbyists attempting to hijack the concept of balance. An article titled Focus on Fluoride Fears, published last month by Sun Media, was the subject of a successful complaint to [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|Categories: Media|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fluoride Information Group Questions ‘Dentist Group’

For Immediate Release Recent calls for children to use full strength fluoride toothpaste have been criticised by a fringe group calling itself the Fluoride Information Network for Dentists. Making Sense of Fluoride president Daniel Ryan says media and the public need to be aware the so-called network run by anti-fluoride dentist Stan Litras has a [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Media|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tooth decay is harming children in a fluoridated area?!

There has been an article in the media recently talking about the possibility of Wellington City creating more water fountains, to help curb tooth decay. Wellington currently has community water fluoridation. Although the article didn’t have a single word about fluoridation, anti-fluoride groups have been saying this is proof that fluoride isn’t working. “Why would [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Surge of fluoridation news in NZ

I've never seen so much fluoridation news in the NZ media. It started on the 12th of April when the Government announced a legislation plan that will move responsibility for water fluoridation from local councils to District Health Boards. Most of the media generally have a positive look towards water fluoridation with only some trying [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Exposing poll abuse from anti-fluoridationists

What is it with anti-fluoridationists abusing online polls? Over the years I've seen many Facebook pages and groups abusing website polls, just to make it seem like more people are against fluoridation than there actually are. It doesn't matter how small the website is, which country the poll is from, or how insignificant polling is. With a new [...]

By | February 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Debunking Anti-Fluoride Woofuckery and Pseudoscience

A guest post by Ron Johnson from The New Horsemen, edited by Daniel Ryan. Part 15 of The New Horsemens FAQ woofuckery collection. Since its inception in the 1940s, the idea of fluoridating water has given rise to fear and suspicion with claims ranging from evil Nazi/Commie/government mind control conspiracies to cancer causation to decreased IQ and [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

More Strikes Against the Credibility of Fluoride Free NZ as Whakatane Councillors reconsider their decision

For Immediate Release - 10 February 2016 Two more rulings released today find Fluoride Free New Zealand is not a reliable source of information - and MSoF president Daniel Ryan is urging Whakatane District Councillors to pay attention to the rulings when they revisit the issue of fluoridation tomorrow. The decisions by the Advertising Standards [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: Media|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Russell Orr’s open letter to the Whakatane Council

Whakatane District Councillor Russell Orr has written this open letter around the whole fluoridation situation. Being against fluoride being added to the water hasn't stopped him from pointing out all the flaws in this decision.   Open Letter to Councillors We are to have another debate on the fluoride issue and I make no apologies for helping to make [...]

By | February 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |19 Comments

NZ government must act

For Immediate Release Making Sense of Fluoride believes Whakatane is the latest local community to pay a high price for the government’s continued lack of action on its own child health report into fluoridation. ‘Whakatane District Council has been hoodwinked by fluoridation opponents into removing this proven protection from its public water supplies,’ says making [...]

By | January 31st, 2016|Categories: Media|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment