No. More than 60 years of scientific evidence shows water fluoridation is safe.
An adult would have to drink several thousand glasses of water at one sitting to get a lethal dose of fluoride.
That much water would kill you long before fluoride became a problem!
Fluoride is not a medicine or a drug. It occurs naturally in water supplies.
All we are doing is topping it up to optimal, safe levels where it provides more benefits for teeth protection.
No. The fluoride compounds added to water are manufactured to exacting quality and purity standards.
Once added to water, the new fluoride is no different to the fluoride found naturally.
The Ministry of Health and the Waikato District Health Board strongly support water fluoridation as a safe, effective and affordable way to prevent and reduce tooth decay across the whole population. Most tooth decay is preventable, and water fluoridation is a simple way to help prevent it.