Fri, 08/31/2012 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Discussion of fluoridation of Portland's drinking water
Portland City Council will take public testimony September 6th on adding fluoride to drinking water and are expected to vote soon after.
Voices on this show are: Kimberly Kaminski, Executive Director of Oregon Citizens for Safe Drinking Water claims that three council votes are pledged before any public input and before recent scientific research is digested by the public health community.
Dr Gary Oxman, Multnomah County Health Officer largely sings the praises of fluoridation and acknowledges the new Harvard study showing higher concentrations of fluoride leading to lower IQs. He also explains public health as a holistic practice and would consider any added stress to the community as a negative health impact of fluoridating water.