Fluoride Action Network

Efforts to keep Eureka Springs fluoride-free

Source: Lovely County Citizen | September 24th, 2014 | By David Blankenship
Location: United States, Arkansas

… Five citizens voiced their support for Alderwoman Mickey Schneider to send a Freedom of Information Act request to Boone-Carroll Water District asking for the exact contents of the fluoride to be added to the Eureka Springs water supply.

“The biggest thing we do by making the FOIA request is to show due diligence,” Schneider said. “We want to get the best fluoride possible.”

According to Schneider, Chinese fluoride is made industrially and often contains impurities such as arsenic and lead. The current provider has no requirement to disclose the contents of the mandated additive.

Schneider said the FOIA is step one of a two-step process to keep Eureka Spring’s water fluoride-free.

‘It’s a matter of getting our ducks in a row,” Alderwoman Joyce Zeller said. “As of last month, fluoride will no longer be manufactured in the United States.”

With no American fluoride, all new orders will come from China.

The council encouraged Schneider to make the FOIA…

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