It seems to Secure Arkansas that the Arkansas Department of Health is bullying Arkansas water operators… those same water operators who are trying to provide the safest water possible to their communities. We believe we should have freedom from drinking toxic substances that are put in the water solely for medicating people, and so do our water operators. Shouldn’t we all care about what happens to our future generations and do all we can to protect them?
Click here to view a document from ADH to Watson Chapel Water Association (Pine Bluff area). If you’ll read it, you’ll see an example how Arkansas water operators are being bullied by the Arkansas Department of Health to fluoridate the public water supply. If Watson Chapel Water Association doesn’t start fluoridating the water by June 1, 2015, they will be fined $500 PER WEEK until they do! Why should our water operators be FORCED to poison themselves, their families, and their communities? This is only one example of harassment given to the stressed-out water operators doled out from ADH. There are many more examples of their intimidation tactics. Several operators are being summoned for mandatory travel to Little Rock to appear before the Arkansas Board of Health on Tuesday, June 2nd at 10:00am! Some of them are being fined, threatened by deadlines, and visited during their board meetings by field officers from the ADH and other government agencies ordering them to conform to the fluoridation mandate. If ADH spent as much time on researching the harm being done to our children as they are spending on intimidation tactics, the people of Arkansas would be a lot healthier.
General public, now is the time to support your water operators who are standing against water fluoridation!
Many of our water operators know how dangerous this toxic chemical can be when the innocent public consumes it via their water system… let alone how risky it is for the operators to inhale or handle the raw product itself (fluoride). Fluoride is an acid that eats right through concrete and corrodes all metal pipes with which it comes in contact, so you can imagine how severely it can burn when it comes in contact with your skin. One Arkansas water operator, while on duty, had a fluoride pump malfunction which caused him to be lightly splashed by the fluoridation chemical, and he is now disabled for life! Actually, he’s lucky to be alive! You can view his personal story that was posted on our website.
Remember, synthetic fluoride is NOT natural. It is a hazardous waste by-product from the phosphate fertilizer industry that is being put into our water supplies.
Quoting Dr. William Hirzy, a former risk assessment scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)”: from this video of his testimony before a congressional committee:
“If this stuff gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake, it’s a pollutant; BUT if it goes right into your drinking water system, it’s not a pollutant! That’s amazing… There’s got to be a better way to manage this stuff.”
Is Fluoride a Toxic Poison? Learn the Differences Between Natural and Synthetic:
Not only does the fertilizer industry have a pollution problem, but they have had some serious explosions killing many people. Definitely a very hazardous place to work! For even more insights into the hazards of working in one of these plants, pick up a copy of the book “Phosphate Fluorides Toxic Tort” written by Gary Pittman. Gary paints a bleak picture of what’s inside the plants – “the noise, the smell, the darkness, the boot-eating acids. It’s what you would imagine that Hell would look like.”
If you click on the link above, you can see that fertilizer explosions have occurred around the world. For a map of the fertilizer plants in the United States, click here.
Checking into other types of industries that have a fluoride pollution problem, we found some right here in our own backyard. To see ALCOA plants located in United States, click here and for those in Arkansas, click here. There are two ALCOA plants in Arkansas: one in Arkadelphia where they manufacture carbon and metal products and one in Springdale where they manufacture architectural aluminum. (ALCOA Recycling Co. is an ALEC corporate member.)
Koch Industries is a member of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and both groups have endorsed fluoridation. (Don’t get us started on ALEC! Just go to SecureArkansas.com and type in ALEC in the search box for more information. FYI: Many members of Governor Hutchinson’s administration are ALEC members.)
Click this link to read more about Koch Industries ( ALEC Corporate member). From the article:
“Schools, homes, hospitals, office parks, churches, recreation areas, nursing homes and daycare facilities dot the properties that surround the Koch plants.
In the government’s “worst case” scenarios, the millions working or living near the plants could be threatened by explosions, chemical spills or clouds of deadly gas, federal records show. Among the hazardous chemicals stored and used at Koch sites are formaldehyde, chlorine, anhydrous ammonia and hydrogen fluoride.”
For a better understanding, Hydrogen fluoride is a colorless, fuming liquid or gas with a strong, irritating odor. It is usually shipped in steel cylinders as a compressed gas. Hydrogen fluoride readily dissolves in water to form colorless hydrofluoric acid solutions; dilute solutions are visibly indistinguishable from water.
Some of the Koch companies are:
Koch Chemical Company is Division of Koch Refining Company
Flint Hills Resources, LP is a subsidiary of Koch Industries and a precursor of Koch Refining Co.
Monte J. Miller is the SVP of Koch Chemical Company,
CY Nobles is the President of Koch Chemical Company and Director of Americans for Prosperity Foundation.
Now we can see why the Arkansas Senate Public Health Welfare and Labor Committee would not let HB1355, the local control bill, get out of their committee and on to the senate floor to be voted on during this last session! Looks like there was too much ALEC influence in that senate committee, especially with Senator Cecile Bledsoe, the Chair of the Senate Public Health Committee. She has been a long time ALEC member and stays busy promoting their policies.
We now question the loyalties of our Arkansas Surgeon General Greg Bledsoe to the good people of Arkansas because he is the son of Senator Cecile Bledsoe, who has been loyal to ALEC for many years, and she has taken an “ALEC oath” to put their policies first. ALEC writes the policies, and the ALEC member legislator is given those policies to run during session… Most bills are written outside the state. Again, will Dr. Greg Bledsoe keep us from harmed by fluoride?
Many ALEC meetings are held privately, guarded by off-duty police officers IN uniform. One news team in Atlanta tried to investigate ALEC secret meetings with Georgia legislators and corporations. Check out this video to see! This should make you angry!
Some of you may be old enough to recall the devastation from the industrial chemical plants in years past. Everything was being scorched from the fluoride fumes in the air surrounding the phosphate industry, animals and humans were crippled, and farms were devastated! Well, this is the same deadly corrosive chemical being purchased by water treatment plants to be added to our drinking water in order to comply with the Arkansas State Mandate (Act 197).
Secure Arkansas has always thought the blame for passing Act 197 should be placed on the Arkansas Department of Health, the legislators, and some major corporations. They definitely don’t seem to care about what the public wants, or whether our water operators are forced to put themselves in harm’s way by handling this toxic chemical.
This is the reason we are calling on Governor Hutchinson to step in and sign an Executive Order to allow water fluoridation to be under local control. The phone number at the Governor’s Office is 501-682-2345. Please let him hear from you today!
He needs to clean house at the Arkansas Dept. of Health! The mandate has caused our Natural State to become a toxic dumping ground. There are so many liabilities attached to fluoridation, it is hard to describe in just one article alone. We linked several of our past articles in our previous alert, but here’s another important one – from 2012. It addresses the underfunded, wasteful, complex and shortsighted Arkansas State fluoridation mandate.
Read about some drinking water contaminants from the EPA website.
There have been so many developments which, in a rational world that pays attention to honest science, should have ended fluoridation – yet, here is one more. A paper has been published by Maas, Patch, Christian, and Coplan in the journal Neurotoxicology which shows that fluoride (both sodium fluoride – NaF – and hexafluorosicilic acid – HFA) in various combinations with chlorinating chemicals (e.g. chlorine, CL or chloramine, CA) and ammonia (NH3) increases the release of lead from leaded brass fittings used in water pipes.
Note the MCLG (Maximum Contaminant Level Goal) for lead is ZERO.
The MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level) is 15 ppb.
What are EPA’s drinking water regulations for lead?
In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act. This law requires EPA to determine the level of contaminants in drinking water at which no adverse health effects are likely to occur with an adequate margin of safety. These non-enforceable health goals, based solely on possible health risks are called maximum contaminant level goals (MCLG). The MCLG for lead is zero. EPA has set this level based on the best available science which shows there is no safe level of exposure to lead.
When fluoride is added to a municipal water system that is already being treated with chloramine, lead-levels in that water system can increase by up to 800-900% (compared to lead levels for water treated with chloramine alone.) [This impact of the combined additives of chloramine and fluoride to water actually can result in lead levels (at the tap) measured as high as 900 ppb – which is 6,000% of the current EPA hazard level for lead in water (of 15 ppb.)]*
Secure Arkansas wants to send out a heartfelt “thank you” to all the noble water operators who have stood up against forced water fluoridation. These men of such sincere integrity need to be saluted, and the people of Arkansas should stand up and support their efforts to prevent poison from being intentionally dumped in our drinking water.
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