Tuesday, March 01, 2011
In the wake of the recent recommendation made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to lower water fluoridation levels from the 1.2 parts per million (ppm) upper threshold to 0.7 ppm, the legislature of the state of Arkansas has decided to mandate that all cities and communities in the state with populations of 5,000 or more fluoridate their water supplies.
Without bothering to consult the public on the matter, the Arkansas State Senate quietly passed Senate Bill 359 in a 25 - 7 vote. Authored by lawyer and Sen. David Johnson (D-Little Rock), the bill, if upheld, will have the greatest affect on Fort Smith, Ark., which happens to be the largest non-fluoridated city in Arkansas. On numerous occasions, Fort Smith residents have overwhelmingly voted against water fluoridation.'
Posted by DotConnector at 09:49