Fluoride Action Network


  • Portland: Fluoride proponents visit Commissioner Randy Leonard

    Community advocates from Upstream Public Health visited Portland City Hall last week to talk about one of Portland’s thorniest topics of debate: fluoride in drinking water. And they had a noteworthy ally with them when they met Sept. 19 with Commissioner Randy Leonard, who is in charge of the Portland Water Bureau. That would be […]

  • Portland’s Vote Reflects Recent Scientific Findings on Fluoridation’s Risks

    Portland, Oregon, the largest U.S. city without fluoridation chemicals added to its drinking water, rejected water fluoridation Tuesday in an election watched around the country. Despite being outspent by more than a 3 to 1 margin, fluoridation opponents defeated the measure with the current vote count at 60.5 to 39.4%. The latest polling showed especially […]

  • Portland School Board endorses city fluoride measure

    Water flouridation [sic] proponents Monday night got a big endorsement from the Portland School Board The board passed a resolution supporting Ballot Measure 26-151, in support of water flouridation [sic] for the city of Portland. “We support this effort because we know that the health of our students has a direct impact on their ability to […]

  • Portland: Council may speed up fluoride vote

    Opponents of fluoridating Portland’s water system are criticizing Commissioner Randy Leonard’s effort to speed up a public vote on the issue. The opponents have qualified a measure on the issue for the May 2014 ballot. The City Council will consider a resolution introduced by Leonard on Thursday to hold the election in May 2013 instead. […]

  • Portland: Fluoride vote set for Wednesday

    The City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance to fluoridate Portland’s water on Wednesday after a lengthy and contentious public hearing on the issue last Thursday. A majority of the five-member council has already declared they will vote for the measure. They are Mayor Sam Adams, Commissioner Randy Leonard and commissioner Nick Fish. […]

  • Portland Mayor Sam Adams: Why I’m Voting Yes on Fluoridation

    Dear Portlander, I hope you are enjoying the beginning of the Autumn season. Since I announced my support for adding fluoride to Portland’s water system, many people have asked me how I came to my decision. I have been studying the water fluoridation issue since I was elected as a City Commissioner and I am […]

  • Portland. Voting low in special election so far

    With a little more than one week to go before the May 21 Special Election, only around 11 percent of Multnomah County voters have mailed in their ballots. That’s a surprisingly low return rate so far, given the highly visible campaigns being waged over the measure to fluoridate Portland’s water. Around three-quarters of all registered […]

  • Portland: Critics host forum against fluoride

    Opponents of fluoridating Portland’s water supply are hosting a public meeting tonight, one day before the Portland City Council is expected to approve the idea. Clean Water Portland.org invites the public to learn more about the issue, at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Eliot Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 1011 S.W. […]

  • Portland: Local Musicians Pick Sides in Fluoride Fight

    Portland City Council’s approval September 12 of a measure to add fluoride to the city’s drinking water has provoked a torrent of criticism, both from those opposed to fluoridation, period, and from folks who think the question should at least go to a public vote. The odds are good that you’ve already encountered one of […]

  • Portland: Fluoride opponents take fight to ballot

    Without paid signature-gatherers, volunteers press on When Multnomah County commissioners legalized gay marriage in 2004 after only token public involvement, citizen outrage helped power a ballot measure campaign that wound up overturning the decision. Now anti-fluoride activists hope to tap similar anger at Portland City Council’s rushed decision on Sept. 12 to fluoridate the city […]