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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

USA - Portland, Ore., rejecting water fluoridation


Portland, Ore., rejecting water fluoridation

  • AP foreign, 
STEVEN DUBOIS
Associated Press= PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Ore., has conceded defeat in an effort to add fluoride to the city's drinking water.
With more than 80 percent of the expected ballots counted late Tuesday night, the Multnomah County election website showed the fluoride proposal failing, 60 percent to 40 percent.
Mayor Charlie Hales supported fluoridation and said "the measure lost despite my own 'yes' vote.
"That's sure disappointing, but I accept the will of the voters," he said in a statement.
Fluoridation foes were delighted.
"We're very excited with how the numbers look," said Kellie Barnes with the anti-fluoride group Clean Water Portland.
If the early returns hold up, "then Portlanders spoke out to value our clean water and ask for better solutions for our kids."....

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