"This is really unrelated."
And if you believe that, I have some top shelf fluoridated water to sell you that cures baldness, lets blind children see and will achieve world peace.
I'm curious to know why it is Clean Water Portland and many, many Portlanders that makes these type of accusations, yet no one in the media seems to do the same?
"Opponents accused them of manufacturing a crisis, and colluding with state workers to withhold the study."
It's funny that the pro-fluoride lobbyists used the 2007 Smile Survey to "prove" that there was a "dental crisis". Now the 2012 Smile Survey is out, showing that non-fluoridated Portland has fewer problems with kids' dental health than Oregon's communities with fluoridated water.
You might think they would tuck their tail between their legs and scamper off, but instead they are proclaiming even louder and more obnoxiously that they were right, when so clearly they are not. How does this make any sense?!
A 10% reduction in kids with cavities over a 5 year period seems like a pretty good result from existing programs. I even bet that we can do better going forward, all WITHOUT fluoridation chemicals. Let's keep doing what we're doing and further support the fluoride tablets and sealants programs in the schools, which the Oregon Health Authority has said is "almost 100%" effective in preventing cavities. Along with prevention education and working on minimizing junk food and sugar in kids' diets we will achieve an even lower rate of kids with cavities.
Fluoridation chemiclas are truly a risk we can't afford. Portland can further improve kids' dental health without adding contaminated fluoridation chemicals to our water. This has already been proven, please vote NO on fluoridation chemicals when you get your ballot in a few days!
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