Portland approves fluoride: 'Science is on the side of fluoridation' (KATU)
Friday September 14th, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. — In a meeting where police had to remove unruly protesters for yelling, swearing, hissing and disrupting the vote, the Portland City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved adding fluoride to the city's drinking water.
City councilors argued it's Portland's responsibility to protect childrens' health. Medical experts say it's a safe and effective way to keep teeth healthy.
"Reasonable people can disagree, but the science is on the side of fluoridation," said Mayor Sam Adams.