Communities that have rejected fluoridation since 1990: List: http://www.fluoridealert.org/content/commu… From the very start, water fluoridation has always been an unpopular program. In its 60+ year history, the majority of U.S. communities that have had an opportunity to vote on the measure have rejected it. Fluoridation was thus established in the U.S. not through public referenda, but executive actions by government bodies. For a brief history on public opposition to fluoridation in the U.S., click here: http://www.fluoridealert.org/content/fluor…
Most developed nations, including the vast majority of western Europe, do not fluoridate their drinking water. Cities that do not fluoridate their water include: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Copenhagen, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Helsinki, London, Montreal, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Tokyo, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, and Zurich.
Since health authorities in North America have refused to let go of the fluoridation paradigm, local communities are doing the work for them. Since 2010, over 70 communities have rejected the practice, including over 30 communities like Calgary, Alberta (pop. 1.3 million people) and Albuquerque, New Mexico (pop. 500,000) that have voted to end their longstanding fluoridation programs.
Communities that have rejected fluoridation since 2010:
rainfade.... we know. Because you've posted your opinions a gazillion times in this thread under various names.
For a software engineer he sure is shit at spreadsheets.
Seth Woolley: Software Engineer, Election Activist <--- great source.
Weird. I think the sanest argument against fluoridation of water is probably the one from this study among others on the National Institute of Health site that cites the links between fluoride exposure and lowered intelligence in children.
This study indicates that exposure to fluoride is associated with reduced intelligence in children. We have found a significant inverse relationship between intelligence and the water fluoride level, and intelligence and the urinary fluoride level....
It is very well established that fluoride can penetrate the blood brain barrier.[6–9,11,28] Also, it can pass through the placenta to the fetus,[6–9,11,29] and with subsequent continuous exposure to fluoride during childhood, it may have adverse effects on the developing brain, thereby causing decreased intelligence in children.
Or the argument that it's unethical to medicate people against their will.
And that was over $143,000 paid by Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland in bribes ... I mean "special grants" to minority groups for their support.
Yeah tcraigherny, who's being paid off now? http://swoolley.org/files/cleanwater-vs-fl…
WELL WELL WELL WHO'S BEING PAID OFF NOW? FUCKERS!!
That's the third-largest single donation to the anti-fluoride campaign, and brings Mercola's total donations to $26,975, including in-kind contributions of polling and a YouTube video.
Mercola runs Dr. Mercola's Natural Health Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill.—a hugely popular health products company and that directly markets items including fluoride-free toothpaste and water filtration systems to remove fluoride from kitchen taps.
Pridge Wessea: Or perhaps fluoridating the water is simply a bad idea with some bad consequences - no conspiracy required.
At the risk of sounding white trash, I just have to say FUCK YOU, YOU IDIOT MERCURY STAFF!!! I have read your rag for years and enjoyed your silly, crunky viewpoints. I am appalled and shocked at this sorry excuse for 'unbiased reporting' replaced with abject laziness. You've broken the first rule of writing: stick with what you know. Your reporting shines when you focus on hipster drivel. Apparently, I have a soft spot in my heart for that stuff? Who knew. Go fuck yourselves and your sad, "dizzying" search for truth. Oh, and stop being so fucking lazy and teach your kids to brush their fucking teeth. Assholes.
@Homer - Why are you mocking me? I'm 100% serious about this serious threat to our neighborhoods, family, and children. Why are you trying to silence me? Are you a paid shill for the commercial water/POISON industry? Or part of the government that's working in collusion with it against it's citizens? All they care about is profit... maybe you're the same?
Water has NO WARNING LABELS. There's no way to know just how much will kill you! Show me a study that PROVES that water is 100% safe, that nobody has died from drinking water, and prove to the rest of us that you're more than just a money-grubbing paid commenter trying to spread FUD about this menace to our communities.
Pridge Wessea: You completely proved my point - your posts are 100% mocking, 0% substance.
Why won't you tell people what fluoride is? Where it comes from? How it's made? How much lobby money did you receive to publish this crap?
Both the government and a large majority of the scientific community your the benefits of public water, but this is just a smokescreen for their REAL agenda - to kill us all! Like global warning or vaccinations, as long as there's a scientist somewhere who disagrees, you know everyone else is in collusion in a giant conspiracy together. I have studies to prove it and the Internet gives me all the positive reinforcement I need in order to speak the TRUTH about the horrors of drinking water.
Spindles - you're so funny, but why didn't you mock the commenter by telling them to get vaccinated? Isn't that roughly the same thing? Bit it's okay, you're still witty. You could've also told him to go downtown and drink from a bubbler! I guarantee that commenter will be dead one day as long as they drink water. It's a FACT that water drinkers die!
I'm so glad we can stand together on the important topics of public water along with the evils of vaccination. All of society is one giant conspiracy - anyone who has any profit motive is obviously trying to kill us somehow.
You're absolutely right Homer - I hate how the discourse on public water is so negative and sarcastic when we are talking about POISON. People look at me like I'm crazy, but there's not a single study out there that shows that water is 100% safe. People die from drinking it all the time. It doesn't have a warning label, so how do you know when drinking it you've had too much?
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both drank water and now they're dead - what further proof does anyone need?
And we all know that Portland's bubblers are really poison delivery machines designed by the elite to kill off the underclasses, especially kids!
I'm glad we can stand together on this Homer and expose the lies of the profit-making bottled water companies. It's time to retire the bubblers that bubble out death - end the scourge of public water!
@Tiffany Rooprai I wonder if the people who bitch and moan about other people concerned about dumping fertilizer leftovers in our water get their condescending views from wearing Patagonia and Northface clothing. #seehowyourdipshitlogicworks?
All the people that are voting yes on this; hate children, poor people, the environment, salmon, and are completely ethically bankrupt. It's just that obvious. Shame on you people; please go eat an entire tube of fluoridated toothpaste.
I am a poor person and actually love my kids...
I really do WISH this whole thing was about addressing issues that really do keep low-income families like my own from getting the care we actually need; I really do wish this whole things was about addressing the issues that create financial strain and health struggles; I really do wish this was about taking positive steps in addressing the root of the problems we are all faced with. I really do wish this was about creating a place that supports all of Portland families... not just this idea about "teeth", but our health as individuals and as a community.
I am angry that it is the families, that make up the foundation of Portland, that are the excuses for self interested companies to make $. It isn't as cut and dry as the "make portland smile" signs make it out to be.
Don't be fooled by the misleading blanket statements about teeth. Don't be afraid of them calling us all conspiracy theorists- its embarrassing that this has become the defense.
I grew up in a place with fluoridated water and my teeth are blotchy because of it... (aka Fluorosis:over exposure to Fluoride) and although my teeth are pretty healthy (minus the embarrassing blotchy spots on my front teeth) my brother's teeth are full of cavities and problems. Don't fix something that isn't broken----- our drinking water. .... work on fixing the root of the problems.... if you really give a damn.
I admit at first glance the argument FOR is attractive (who doesn't want to help low-income families and kids), but the issues at hand run far deeper than a simple fix. Time and time again we have seen that it actually isn't a fix at all.
IF it's too easy and too good to be true, IT is.
Please educate yourself and look further into this issue before voting.
All the people that are voting no on this; hate children and poor people. It's just that obvious. Shame on you people; please go kill yourselves.
I love all you smart, thinking Portlanders!!!!!! Just say no to Fluoride!!! You totally made my day!!! (I'm not being sarcastic) Love, 35 year old thyroid cancer mommy who wants to live to see her baby grow up!!!!!! Bless each and every one of you!!!
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