Bremerton Washington Defeats Fluoridation
In February of 1999, Bremerton Washington citizens voted to keep fluoride out of the public water supply by a margin of 55% to 45%. Bremerton sits on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, just 16 miles from Seattle by ferry.
A large part of defeat of fluoridation was due to public interest in the health and safety of their children. A televised debate between the two sides helped clarify the issues safety and usefulness. Many of the claims of the proponents just couldn't be supported by research, as the polls later showed.