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Petition for Public Review of Portland Water Supply Fluoridation

    1. Petition by

      Kellie Barnes, MOMT, MPT, CWP volunteer

      Portland, OR

We the undersigned are a coalition of concerned citizens, parents, health care practitioners, organizations, and businesses that believe a systemic water fluoridation program should not be implemented without public consent. 

There is a growing body of scientific literature that questions the community benefit versus the community risk from such a systemic implementation of fluoride. We believe the first and ongoing costs of such a fluoridation program would be better used for public outreach and education regarding dental health, including dental hygiene and nutrition. 

Topical use of fluoride for dental health is more readily controllable, and could potentially be provided to those without dental health access. We believe that the entire population of Portland should not be exposed to a health related proposal or ordinance without a thorough public review and vetting.

Citizens should have the right to consent, and the right to vote on such an important issue.

For more information or volunteer opportunities contact:  Oregon Citizens for Safe Drinking Water, Kim Kaminski, Executive Director. Telephone: (503) 675-7451 

e-mail: kim@safewateroregon.org.




























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    Reasons for signing

    • Spencer Sirvaitis PORTLAND, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Because fluoride is poisonous, historically linked to evil eugenics programs, and linked to many many diseases and mental health issues. It disgusts me that Portland council members are trying to rush this thing through as quickly and quietly as possible.

    • Gwen Adler BOYNE FALLS, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      As a highly sensitive person with both fibromyalgia and autism spectrum disorder, it's important for me to avoid unnecessary chemicals.

      I feel something as serious as adding fluoride to the water that so many of us drink and use for cooking, should be decided upon by the people of the city, not a decision made for us by city council.

      Present facts and peer reviewed studies about fluoridated drinking water, and let us decide.. don't force us to put it in our bodies our avoid the water from our taps.

    • Laurie Ewert PORTLAND, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Do not make everyone take this with every drink of water!?? That is crazy. We love our clean water!

    • Sue Horstmann PORTLAND, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Give people the option to add flouride other than in drinking water.

    • Emma Martin AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe that we should be able to choose whether or not to ingest fluoride based on our own research and beliefs.


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