We are beginning to win the battle. The tide seems to have turned as a major victory was achieved late last month when Portland voted against fluoride - thanks much in part to the national support they received.
Because of your support, I was able to help fund this effort and took a few lumps in the media as self-serving, as I sell a non-fluoride toothpaste. Desperate campaigns go to desperate measures, making personal attacks the norm.
It would have been a dangerous victory for the CDC had they won, Portland was a prime target as it is the largest unfluoridated city in the US.
Fluoride, of course, is a toxic substance that is biologically active in the human body. It accumulates in sensitive tissues over time, wreaking havoc with enzymes, and producing a number of serious adverse health effects -including neurological and endocrine dysfunction. Fluoride should never be ingested intentionally.
Yet despite the scientific evidence against the practice, the United States lags far behind other nations in acknowledging the mistake and ending this tragic "public health" measure. As usual, the big lie must continue to protect faith in long term public health policies and agencies.
As a result, individual communities around the US have taken up the fight to end water fluoridation in their own local areas. On many occasions, I've asked you to support such efforts and today, I'm very pleased to report that the latest fight has ended in victory. Your hard work to share this information or contribute to the campaign proved essential, and I am so proud and grateful to our motivated supporters.
Science and Integrity Wins in Portland, OregonPortland, Oregon gets its water from the Bull Run watershed; a 102-square mile protected watershed that is so pristine and pure the city was even granted a waiver from having to build a water treatment plant.
On May 21, Portland residents voted on whether or not to fluoridate their unusually pristine water supply, with "No" getting 61 percent of the votes.
It's been a rocky ride for Portlanders who even had to fight for the right to vote on the issue-for the fourth time!