Fluoride is on its way out of Woodland’s water starting today.
Citing personal freedom and patient rights, the City Council voted 6 to 1 to remove the additive. Woodland now becomes the only Cowlitz County city not to fluoridate. Councilman Al Swindell was the lone vote to continue fluoridation…
In Cowlitz and Clark counties the cities of Castle Rock, Kalama, Kelso, Longview, Vancouver, Battle Ground and Camas fluoridate their water. Clark Public Utilities, Washougal and Ridgefield do not.
The Associated Press reported on KATU.Com, August 20, 2013: “Even if fluoridation prevents tooth decay, Councilman Ben Fredricks said the city shouldn’t make a medical decision for citizens without their consent.”