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Portland, Ore., rejecting water fluoridation
Associated Press ^ | May 22, 12:42 AM EDT | Steven Dubois

Posted on 05/21/2013 10:17:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Early returns showed Portland residents voting to keep their city the largest in the U.S. without fluoride in the water.

With more than half the expected ballots counted Tuesday night, the Multnomah County election website showed the fluoride proposal failing, 60 percent to 40 percent.

Voters in Portland twice rejected fluoridation before approving it in 1978. That plan was overturned two years later, before any fluoride was ever added to the water.

The City Council voted last year to add fluoride to the water supply that serves about 900,000 people. But opponents quickly gathered enough signatures to force a vote on the subject. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: fluoridation; fluoride; icecreammandrake; nofluoride; nothanks; portland; preciousbodilyfluids; rejecting; sapandimpurify; water; watersupply
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1 posted on 05/21/2013 10:17:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like they drank the fear mongering kool-aid instead of flourinated water. Enjoy those higher dental costs asshats.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 10:20:54 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Olog-hai

Anti-Science Party Wins (Democrats)


3 posted on 05/21/2013 10:21:57 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Olog-hai

General Ripper is pleased.

4 posted on 05/21/2013 10:23:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
Typical fluoride opponent ...
5 posted on 05/21/2013 10:31:50 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell, Huxley and Rand warned us about 0bama's USA)
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To: Olog-hai; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...
If you aren't on this ping list and are interested
in articles about Oregon, please FReepmail me.

6 posted on 05/21/2013 10:38:47 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Olog-hai

Why the hell would anyone want the govt adding chemicals to the water supply? I’ve never understood the point. Are we to stupid to take care of our health?


7 posted on 05/21/2013 10:39:48 PM PDT by ocean
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Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.
I couldn’t be happier if that idiot Turgidson were tickling that part of me that crosses the fence last with a feather duster.
Take care for your bodily fluids, and good for the Buckeyes!
General Jack D. Ripper


8 posted on 05/21/2013 10:46:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Olog-hai

not all fluoride is equal.

sodium fluoride is a waste byproduct of other chemical processes, is toxic to humans, and that is what is put in drinking water and toothpaste.

calcium fluoride is what the body needs to help your teeth and bones. it is not an industrial byproduct and is much more expensive compared to sodium fluoride, and so it is not used by water departments and toothpaste makers.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 10:51:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ocean

It is unethical-—Nuremberg Trial stated that adding any chemicals to the water for medicating purposes is evil. Europe doesn’t allow Fluoridated water in almost every country. They took it out-—and there was no increase in cavities.

Harvard just did studies last year that shows drop in IQ by 10 points in children who have fluoridated water. We should know that anything the government mandates is probably evil. Power corrupts and Fluoride which used to be a toxic waste and expensive to dispose of-—became a million dollar business.

http://www.fluoridealert.org/studies/brain01/


10 posted on 05/21/2013 10:52:06 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Olog-hai

The kkk opposed water fluoridation years ago. Does this mean Portland, Ore is a (gasp) RACIST city?


11 posted on 05/21/2013 10:54:27 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Olog-hai

How DARE these miserable voters reject what WE decide is good for them!!They actually forced a referendum, instead of simply ignoring how we piss away their money!


12 posted on 05/21/2013 11:03:37 PM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: Secret Agent Man
They sell NaF in pills for cavity prevention and osteoporosis treatment. AFAIK, the most common actual water fluoridation agent is hexafluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6)

Since NaF has an estimated lethal dose between 5 and 7 grams for an adult human, that’s not too toxic. CaF2 is insoluble in water; it has to be produced by the body versus being ingested. Fluoride poisoning, incidentally, involves CaF2 being produced by the body in excessive quantities, resulting in hypocalcemia.
13 posted on 05/21/2013 11:12:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: ocean

Yeah,,,,they’d probably like to add birth control to the water if they could....


14 posted on 05/21/2013 11:18:05 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Olog-hai

sodium fluoride is regularly added to water by water treatment plants. it is still used. it is also the type used in all major toothpaste brands.


15 posted on 05/21/2013 11:31:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai

The anti-science forces seems to be strong on FR as well.


16 posted on 05/21/2013 11:35:03 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can’t solve a problem with brute force, they’ll find a way to fix it with brute forc)
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To: Secret Agent Man; Olog-hai
Many locations have naturally fluorinated water, so that there is no need to add a fluoride compound.

I worked on Crest toothpaste at P&G at the time of the ADA endorsement. The active ingredient in Crest was originally stannous fluoride, rather than sodium fluoride.

I can attest to the validity of the clinical tests which revealed 30-50% reductions in the incidence of caries. Indeed, since Crest's introduction, childhood caries problems have essentially been wiped out. A huge step forward in public health...

17 posted on 05/21/2013 11:48:42 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: rktman

this is great
all the proof we need how stupid rats are


18 posted on 05/22/2013 12:01:03 AM PDT by genghis
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To: Secret Agent Man

Sodium silicate is also added regularly to water supplies... Somethings are added in some places that are not added in others...

I’m generally suspicious of anything added to the water... I don’t know who is adding things, when, where or how much... some water in California smells like a swimming pool...

Some of the idiots working for water companies or public water utilities couldn’t measure a gallon accurately, let alone calculate molar volumes and empirical formulas.


19 posted on 05/22/2013 12:30:29 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Olog-hai

Some of the idiots working for water companies or public water utilities couldn’t measure a gallon accurately, let alone calculate molar volumes and empirical formulas...

(HF is hydrofluoric acid... It eats calcium like nothing else...)


20 posted on 05/22/2013 12:33:08 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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