Portland Surrenders to Adding Toxic Fluoride in Drinking Water

Portland, one of the last urban American havens of fluoride-free water, is on the road paved with dollar bills to brain development impediment, lowered IQs, thyroid problems, and cancer. In other words, Portland will soon be offering its citizens toxic fluoride in drinking water.

Mayor Sam Adams betrayed his populace—which has repeatedly voted down fluoridation—and joined others in the pockets of the fluoride industry. In defense of his newfound alliance, Mayor Adams claims that he grew up drinking fluoridated water in his hometown of Newport, Oregan—hence his pearly whites.

A Foundation of Lies

Mayor Adams, however, has been caught in a lie: the City of Newport’s Public Works page and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that Newport doesn’t, in fact, fluoridate his water. Either the mayor is sorely misinformed or he’s resorted to lying for lobbyists—not an uncommon practice, sadly. His healthy teeth may (if they are indeed healthy) may owe their welfare to adequate levels of vitamin A and D as well as good brushing and flossing practices.

Fluoride in Drinking Water Hurts the Brain, Causes Cancer

Research by the Cochrane Oral Health Group, in fact, shows that ingesting fluoride does next to nothing for dental health. Meanwhile, a major Harvard study published in a federal government journal found that even at levels as low as 1 ppm (the American standard), fluoride lowers IQ and negatively affects brain development.

Dr. Dean Burk of the Cycochemistry Section at the National Cancer Institute says that, according to his research, fluoride increases tumor growth rates by 25%. Although this research has been ongoing for decades, the U.S. government only recently admitted the chemical’s neurotoxicity to children — they said nothing of adults – and recommended lowered levels across the country. This top scientist found that about 10,000 cancer deaths have occurred due to water fluoridation since 1977.

Communities are attempting to end water fluoridation, mainstream news is acknowledging its negative effects, and even a number of professional dentists have recognized the dangers of fluoride, and spoken out against its use and distribution. So why is Portland adding toxic fluoride in drinking water?

On the five-member City Council, Amanda Fritz and Dan Saltzman oppose fluoridation while Randy Leonard, Nick Fish, and now Sam Adams are in favor for it.  No date has been set for the vote on the issue.  If you wish to be heard, contact the latter three council members here.

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12 Responses to "Portland Surrenders to Adding Toxic Fluoride in Drinking Water"

  1. Christopher Thomas (@chrisalexthomas)  August 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    it’s quite shocking how scientifically ignorant the person who wrote this article is. seems everyday to just be a shill site for the anti-science brigade, which is weird, since the movement should be embracing science. not this crap

  2. andrew  August 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    fluoride =good not bad, research before you write shit like this

    • Planet Awesum  August 29, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Toxic waste is good for you! You didn’t know? Might as well put every medication in our water. For our health, and America’s freedumb.

  3. Planet Awesum  August 29, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Paid informants wrote these above comments. There’s plenty of info all over the Internet showing how fluoride was introduced into nazi death camps to make the prisoners docile, “slow and stupid”. It’s an attack on Portland. Fluoride is an industrial waste by-product from the aluminum, nuclear, and fertilizer companies. It’s too expensive for them to dump it on our earth legally, so they put it in our water. #1 fluoride shuts down our pineal glands which connect us to inspiration/ higher source/ intuition/ common sense. Aging us dramatically. It’s one of the most poisonous substances on earth for humans. It corrodes metal. Mass medication of the water supply!! For teeth, lol?! Research fluoridosos. Have u all lost it? Seriously?! Maybe ur just drinking the new toxic water crime against humanity?

    • ikiwago  September 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

      The ignorance of people simply amazes me! According to one dentist in California (calling for the cessation of fluoridation), it is Calcium Fluoride that has some TOPICAL (not ingested) benefit to teeth but not Sodium Fluoride which is put in drinking water and toothpaste, etc. My laptop has been sent in for repairs so I don’t have the documentation readily available at this time. This information is pulled from memory for the time being. If someone is truly interested in knowing my source, just hit me back with a comment to that effect and I’ll try to come up with it as soon as my laptop gets back.

  4. Dave  August 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Christopher Thomas and andrew…

    Fucking die. Please, just fucking die. You are cancer, and your moron-ass corporate shill comments do not help make this world a better place.

    • katrin  August 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      where all gonna die anyway ,so it doesn’t really matter how or what caused it. Im just gonna choke on a carrot.

    • Oliver  September 29, 2012 at 1:01 am

      You got it Dave

  5. donibelle  November 20, 2012 at 12:55 am


    Phosphate is an important mineral used in fertilizers. It’s mined from natural rock deposits scattered across the world, and the phosphate rock is then refined to produce phosphoric acid. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s one of the main ingredients in carbonated sodas such as Coke and Pepsi. Phosphoric acid is often compared to battery acid. It’s a highly acidic liquid that is believed to be the primary reason why drinking sodas can result in kidney stones and a loss of bone mineral density.

    Phosphate rock is also used to create fertilizers. The problem is, phosphate is often contaminated with high levels of fluoride — as much as 40,000 parts per million, or up to 4% of the raw ore. To remove the fluoride, sulfuric acid is added to a wet slurry of phosphate and water. This causes the fluoride to vaporize, creating highly toxic gaseous compounds such as hydrogen fluoride and silicon tetrafluoride.

    These toxic fluoride chemicals used to be released directly from the smokestacks of phosphate mining operations, but the nearby farms suffered devastating losses of cattle and food crops which withered away and died due to… guess what? Fluoride poisoning.

    In order to stop this environmental destruction, the phosphate mining industry put in place a way to capture the toxic fluoride chemical vapors so that they wouldn’t be released into the air and kill the surrounding livestock and vegetation. This was accomplished by installing “wet scrubbers” that captured the toxic fluoride chemicals, preventing them from being released into the environment and killing the plant and animal life living nearby.

    It is from these wet scrubbers that toxic fluoride chemicals are now harvested. They’re collected, re-packaged, shipped to your local city, then dumped into the municipal water supply. So instead of these toxic fluoride chemicals being released by the phosphate mining smokestacks, they are instead captured, and then released into the water supply of large cities where the chemicals then contaminate the water of millions of people at a time.

    This is called water fluoridation.

    When dentists and doctors say they support fluoride in the water supply, what they’re really saying is that they support the mass poisoning of the population with a highly toxic hazardous waste product that, if it weren’t dripped into the water supply, it would have to be disposed of as highly toxic hazardous waste under strict EPA regulations.

  6. Paul  October 6, 2013 at 6:30 am

    here’s the problem guys, both sides are right, but each side is talking about a different type of fluoride. the people that are saying that fluoride is good for you are probably talking about naturally occurring Calcium Fluoride. while the people that are saying that fluoride is bad for you are taking about hexafluorosilicate acid, sodium silicofluoride, sodium fluoride, and the gaseous compounds such as hydrogen fluoride and silicon tetrafluoride. so the little bit of Calcium Fluoride that is in all water is good for you, BUT ever Calcium Fluoride has a cap at which you shouldn’t take more of it. and of course any amount of hexafluorosilicate acid, sodium silicofluoride, sodium fluoride, and the gaseous compounds such as hydrogen fluoride and silicon tetrafluoride is incredibly bad for you and will do all the bad things that people are saying it will. so to ALL people take my advice ad research

    “There are two sides to every story, learn both before you show yourself a fool” –Anonymous


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