The BOP District Health Board  is encouraging people in Whakatane to favour fluoride in drinking water in Whakatane and Ohope saying that fluoride is great for children’s teeth.

But a Whakatane resident Swami Neelamber is refusing such claims and he is claiming he has evidence that fluoride is dangerous to human consumption and to babies who drink such water because they are too small for the intake of fluoride although it does wash teeth it is not good for humans.

Kei te whakahau a Hauora a Toi i nga iwi katoa o Whakatane kia rata ratau ki te pukowhai ki roto i te wai inu o Whakatane me Ohope e mea ana te korero he pai te pukowhai ki te tiaki i nga niho o nga tamariki. Engari tetahi o Whakatane kei te whakahe i taua korero ko Swami Neelamber e kia ana e ia kei a ia etahi korero tauira e whakaatu ana i te kino o te pukowhai ki te tangata otira ki nga pepe e inu ana i te wai hei oranga mo ratau, ta te mea he punua rawa tonu nga pepe kia whiwhi i te pukowhai ki roto i o ratau tinana ahakoa kei te pai ki te horoi niho koina noa iho tona painga ki te tangata.