As you know in the last legislative session the state of Arkansas passed a law mandating water fluoridation. With this passage it is even more important that the citizens Arkansas, when this mandate is implemented ,receive the highest quality fluoridation chemical. Arkansas residents have a rare opportunity to hear information on the chemicals used for fluoridating the water and to meet some of our state representatives. The State Health, Safety and Welfare Committee is holding an interim meeting on Wednesday, August 17 in the Hot Springs Convention Center, Room 209 at 1pm,to discuss the possibilities of establishing stricter guidelines to be followed for the quality and quantity of fluoride to be used.
This bill addresses concerns over source and quality of fluoride and other future chemicals added to our drinking water that are intended to treat humans. This meeting is NOT a protest about fluoride. It’s about public accountability of the contents of the chemicals added to the water. Due to the fact that a lot of the fluoridation chemicals come from China and have been never tested in the US, the country of origin is something we need to know.Rep. Mauch’s bill will also require that every batch of the chemical added to our water be tested for impurities like arsenic and lead and also requires the safety tests for humans be made available to the public by the manufacturer. We can’t live without water, so we really need to know the details about chemicals being added to our water ,that will affect our bodies. This is another good reason for people in our communities to attend the meeting in Hot Springs on the 17th to support State Representative Loy Mauch’s Arkansas Water Additive Accountability Bill
A Federal lawsuit was filed this week in California due to deceptive business practices and infringements on consumers’ Constitution rights by claiming to treat and prevent tooth decay while delivering a substance through the water that has never been approved for such claims for either topical applications through oral exposure, systemic effects through ingestion, or trans-dermal exposures through the skin while bathing and showering. This case is not an anti-fluoridation case. It does not challenge the public policy of fluoridation, nor does it attempt to claim physical harm by any generic fluoride. One of the people that is involved in the filing of this lawsuit will be in Hot Springs to speak at the hearing on Aug.17th. The plaintiffs in the case are saying, “Don’t tell us or the media or the court how safe some generic, mythical, or virtual form of fluoride is. Go tell it to the FDA, through the evaluation process of the actual hydrofluosilicic acid drug being delivered, with all of its contaminants, and get approval before foisting it on us!”
Here is a synopsis of the article re: California law suit.
Largest Water Wholesaler in Southern California Sued for Illegal Use of an Unapproved Drug to Fulfill Fluoridation Program
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Alleging willful misrepresentation and deceptive business practices by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, attorneys for citizen/consumers from San Diego, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties filed a lawsuit in the public interest of millions of consumers in Southern California, citing that MWD of SoCal has made claims of safely and effectively treating and preventing dental disease in recipient consumers, while selecting and delivering a hydrofluosilicic acid drug through their water system that has never been approved for safety and effectiveness, nor in the expected dosages delivered by MWD through retail water districts, either topically, systemically through ingestion, or trans-dermal exposures through baths and showers. See the rest of the story here…