Portland, Ore., approves adding fluoride to water

September 12, 2012 by Steven Dubois

(AP)—The City Council has voted to add fluoride to Portland's water, meaning Oregon's largest city is no longer the biggest holdout in the U.S.

The ordinance approved Wednesday morning calls for the city water to be fluoridated by March 2014.

say fluoride is effecgtive against . Opponents of public fluoridation say it's unsafe and violates an individual's right to consent to medicine.

Voters in Portland twice rejected fluoridation before approving it in 1978. But that plan was ovderturned before any fluoride was ever added to the water.

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PeterD
1 / 5 (1) Sep 13, 2012
Thereby proving they are as stupid as every other city that puts fluoride in drinking water. Don't these fools ever do any research. Sodium fluoride is a poison that does nothing to to prevent caries. That's why there is a warning on fluoride toothpaste to not let children swallow it, because it can kill!

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