• 05 JUN 13
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    Dr. Harris, did you see this article about flouridation of the water in Portland?

    Yes! It looks like Portland voters have decided to keep their water unflouridated, but not everyone agrees! Here is a sample, but you can read the rest of the article here:

     http://www.ada.org/news/8672.aspx

    “Since the city council approved a fluoridation plan in 2012, a contentious and emotional campaign on both sides of the issue developed, which attracted national media attention. The initial momentum seemed to be with Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland, a pro-fluoridation coalition of more than 100 community organizations that raised some $850,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to conduct an informational campaign for the election. Clean Water Portland, a group representing fluoridation opponents, raised significantly less money, about $270,000. In the end, voters rejected the ballot measure, keeping Portland as one of the most populated U.S. cities not to provide residents the benefit of community water fluoridation.”

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