Skip to comments.Portland, Ore., rejecting water fluoridation
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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Sounds like they drank the fear mongering kool-aid instead of flourinated water. Enjoy those higher dental costs asshats.
Anti-Science Party Wins (Democrats)
General Ripper is pleased.
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?
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
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.
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.
The kkk opposed water fluoridation years ago. Does this mean Portland, Ore is a (gasp) RACIST city?
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!
Yeah,,,,they’d probably like to add birth control to the water if they could....
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.
The anti-science forces seems to be strong on FR as well.
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...
this is great
all the proof we need how stupid rats are
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.
Some of the idiots working for water companies or public water utilities couldnt measure a gallon accurately, let alone calculate molar volumes and empirical formulas...
(HF is hydrofluoric acid... It eats calcium like nothing else...)