Our clean, green environment is our number one asset. The principles of stewardship, is foundational to our approach to this policy.
We believe positive, constructive environmental change starts at home, and as such we will work to preserve and restore the purest natural condition of our drinking water in Aotearoa. Most countries, including 97% of Europe do not have fluoridation. Israel has banned fluoridation (2014). The type of fluoride that is added to our drinking water is not naturally occurring calcium fluoride, or even pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride. It is hydrofluorosilicic acid which is sourced from the chimneys of the phosphate fertiliser industry.
These chemicals cannot be dumped onto the land, into the sea or rivers by law and it would be costly for industry to dispose of this hazardous product except they sell it to the local councils who drip feed it through the water supply, providing a convenient dilution solution to their pollution.
ONE Party supports:
- 100% Natural Clean Water
- To end the water fluoridation in Aotearoa New Zealand
- To implement the Non-Fluoride Scotland’s CHILDSMILE Programme involving a tooth brushing scheme in pre-schools and primary schools, ensuring children are seen by a dental therapist early and children and parents get education about sugary foods and drinks
Hydrofluosilicic acid is produced as a co-product in the manufacture of phosphate fertilisers. Phosphate rock, which contains fluoride and silica, is treated with sulphuric acid. This produces two gases: silicon tetrafluoride and hydrogen fluoride. These gases are passed through scrubbers where they react with water to form hydrofluosilicic acid”.