LETTER: ‘Petty harassment’ ended Port Angeles fluoridation

I personally experienced that aggression last winter …

I was sad to see that our City Council gave in to petty harassment when it discontinued fluoridating Port Angeles water.

I thank the writer of the the Aug. 5 letter in Peninsula Voices, “Fluoridation,” because she speaks more tactfully and succinctly than I could about what should be such a non-issue.

As she explains, fluoridated water safely and economically gives everyone, regardless of income and education, a chance for strong teeth.

I urge the silent majority to speak out, vote and answer even nonscientific surveys against any aggressive minority.

I personally experienced that aggression last winter when two fluoridation opponents followed me up First Street in Port Angeles and into a business after I said I favored fluoridation.

That this particular minority is even trying to devalue Port Angeles government from a code city to a second-class city is embarrassing and harmful.

What a shame that the time, energy, money and respect spent on fluoridation have not been directed to truly critical matters, such as climate change, racial harmony and improvement of our schools.

By Annette Claycomb

Port Angeles

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