Portland City Council eyes fluoridation of water supply

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PORTLAND — Portland’s City Council may decide at its Wednesday meeting whether to add fluoride to the city’s water supply.

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. that has yet to approve fluoridation to combat tooth decay.

Mayor Sam Adams and two city commissioners have announced they support the move, ensuring a majority on the five-member panel.

Fluoridation has been an emotional topic across the country for more than 50 years, and continues to be in cities ranging from conservative Wichita, Kan., to a place whose unofficial motto is “Keep Portland Weird.”

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