Fluoride proponents, opponents team up to study kids' dental health: Portland City Hall Roundup
Supporters for Clean Water Oregon gathered to celebrate the defeat of an efort to
add fluoride to Portland's water supply. The City Club of Portland announced a new
task force Wednesday made of supporters and opponents of the fluoride issue.
(Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian)
Portland voters said no to adding fluoride to the city's water supply in a bitter and divisive election this May.
Now, the two sides engaged in that fight are agreeing to play nice and marshal their respective resources to study ways to improve dental health for Portland's youth.
The City Club of Portland announced plans Wednesday for the newly created Children's Dental Health Task Force.
Despite the contentious election, there was "significant agreement" from all sides that addressing oral health was an issue, a City Club release said.
The nine-person task force will be elected through an open process. Applications will go through the City Club's website.
It's open to all comers....