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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Building a healthier community - one smile at a time - September 12, 2012

This morning, Portland City Council voted unanimously to add fluoride to Portland's drinking water.

 

As co-sponsor of the Ordinance, I concluded that fluoridation is a safe, cost-effective, and common-sense approach to promoting public health.

 

I did not reach this decision lightly. I have heard from Portlanders who strongly oppose adding fluoride to Portland’s water.

 

But today, the children and families of Portland are looking to this Council for leadership, and we must seize this opportunity.

 

Read my full statement

City Council September 12, 2012

 

August 16 Fluoride Statement

August 16, 2012

 

Fluoride in Portland: a banner day for public health

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Portland City Council Votes Yes on Fluoridation in 5-0 Decision

Helen Silvin in The Skanner

 

Fluoridation fans Nick Fish and Sam Adams are doing the right thing

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Fluoridate Portland’s water

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Straight Talk: the Fluoride Debate

KGW News Straight Talk

 

Portland Weighs Fluoride Years After Broad Acceptance

Kirk Johnson in NY Times

 

Everyone Deserves Healthy Teeth Coalition

 

Centers for Disease Control: Community Water Fluoridation