Putting a drug – any drug – in drinking water is absurd. Putting fluoride – a known neurotoxin – in the water is unconscionable.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a petition filed by fluoridation opponents to prohibit community water systems from adding fluoride to drinking water—a practice that thousands of communities use to reduce the rate of tooth decay.
OPINION -- In a recent Lund Report opinion piece on fluoridation, Rick North has provided a litany of false claims, misinformation, and misrepresented science, all of which bears correction.
OPINION – APRIL 19, 2013 -- On May 3, ballots will be sent to all Portland voters asking them to vote on fluoridation. The last day to vote will be May 21.
OPINION – November 28, 2012 -- I have been a general dentist for 36 years, graduating from Northwestern University Dental School in the fluoridated city of Chicago. I practiced in Chicago for 4 years before moving to Portland in 1980. I retired from my clinical practice at the end of 2008 and now devote my time volunteering my dental skills to low-income children and adults.
OPINION – November 20, 2012 -- Like it or not, fluoridation is all mixed up in politics. I don’t like it at all, but I don’t always get what I want, as evidenced by Stanford beating the Ducks last Saturday.
OPINION – October 17, 2012 -- There is one main benefit of Clean Water Portland's successful signature-gathering campaign to qualify for a city-wide referendum vote on fluoridation: It allows time for citizens to make an informed decision.
OPINION – September 4, 2012 -- While part-time Aspen resident Lance Armstrong insists that nobody needs to cry for him over being busted for illegal drugs, spare a tear for fellow Aspenites who still have illegal drugs in their drinking water courtesy of their indolent councilors!