The mayor of Portland, Ore., has conceded defeat in an effort to add fluoride to the city’s drinking water.
Portland voters will decide in May whether to add fluoride to the city’s drinking water.
Opponents of Portland’s plan to add fluoride to the city’s water turned in signature petitions a day ahead of a deadline and with thousands of signatures to spare.
On Sept. 6 a public hearing will be held to discuss the effort to fluoridate the city of Portland’s water supply. Supporters argue the “long-overdue step” is the most effective and affordable way to give all children a shot at healthy teeth.