This fluoride business is big money! Fort Smith has a fluoridation contract, and Greenwood has started fluoridating their public water supply. Before we give you more details on that, we wanted to remind you about this:
The Arkansas Public Health Board will hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Freeway Medical Center at 5800 W. 10th Street, Room 906, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.
Now, back to the subjects at hand. Regarding Fort Smith:
“Two consent agenda items are related to the addition of fluoride to the city’s water system. The first item is a $249,000 contract with Burns & McDonnell for fluoride-related engineering services. The next is a $1.5 million contract with Goodwin & Goodwin for the fluoride feed systems at the city’s Lake Fort Smith and Lee Creek water treatment plants.
Last fall, the Board of Directors accepted a $1.8 million grant from Delta Dental for the fluoridation effort. Later, an amendment to the grant bumped it up to $2 million. [Regarding Delta Dental, Secure Arkansas put out this article in February that will help you get educated.]
In 2011, state legislators passed a law requiring water systems serving 5,000 or more customers to fluoridate their public water when funding became available. Fort Smith is the largest city in the state without fluoridated water. City voters turned down fluoridation twice in popular votes in the 1970s and in 1992.”
Bold font and bracketed information above, Secure Arkansas’.
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Click here for an article about Greenwood being fluoridated. We’ve included some snippets below.
GREENWOOD, Ark. —After months of delays, fluoride will be added to drinking water in Greenwood.
The city of Greenwood’s water treatment facilities began their plans to add fluoride to drinking water but it wasn’t a choice […]
The Waste Water and Water commission says low levels of fluoride in the water help promote bone strength. [Really? Since when did they become scientists and toxicologists?] While the large addition of fluoride will be made today, they have already begun adding some to a few residents’ drinking water.
The city is using grants to cover its costs of adding fluoride. [Just wait. The costs will hit your pocketbook soon enough… unless you help us fight this toxic fluoridation crisis!]
Greenwood has notified customers about the change with a message on the bottom of their monthly bill
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Bracketed and highlighted information above, Secure Arkansas’.
Again, from one of our past articles, Sarah Wire of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette says the Arkansas State Water Fluoridation Mandate is shortsighted:
“Legislators who passed this law clearly do not understand the complex nature of water chemistry. They do not understand that every chemical you add to a treatment process directly affects other chemicals you use in your disinfection process. They don’t fully understand the science of adding a highly acidic chemical like fluoride, (pH 2 to 3), to the treatment process which will depress the water pH and make it necessary to add additional chemicals to raise the water’s pH again into good quality water parameters. As you can well see, after the fluoride is added, it requires MORE treatment, MORE equipment, MORE chemicals and MORE money.”
From a Secure Arkansas article March 2012: “Rep. Kelley Linck said it was presented as a simple bill, but in reality it becomes quite complex. It seems Delta Dental is making decisions on safety equipment based on cost, not on what’s best for water employees who handle the chemicals or consumers’ safety.”
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