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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Building a healthier community - one smile at a time

September 12, 2012

This morning, Portland City Council voted unanimously to add fluoride to Portland's drinking water.

As co-sponsor of the Ordinance, I concluded that fluoridation is a safe, cost-effective, and common-sense approach to promoting public health.

I did not reach this decision lightly. I have heard from Portlanders who strongly oppose adding fluoride to Portland’s water.

But today, the children and families of Portland are looking to this Council for leadership, and we must seize this opportunity.

Read my full statement

City Council September 12, 2012


August 16 Fluoride Statement

August 16, 2012


Fluoride in Portland: a banner day for public health

The Oregonian Editorial Board


Portland City Council Votes Yes on Fluoridation in 5-0 Decision

Helen Silvin in The Skanner


Fluoridation fans Nick Fish and Sam Adams are doing the right thing

The Oregonian Editorial Board


Fluoridate Portland’s water

The Oregonian Editorial Board


Straight Talk: the Fluoride Debate

KGW News Straight Talk


Portland Weighs Fluoride Years After Broad Acceptance

Kirk Johnson in NY Times


Everyone Deserves Healthy Teeth Coalition


Centers for Disease Control: Community Water Fluoridation