Fort Smith Directors Approve Final Step In Fluoridating Water

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved the final step in fluoridating the city's water at its meeting Tuesday evening (August 4).

In a 5-2 vote, the directors approved a $249,000 grant from Delta Dental to pay for engineering services related to the Lake Fort Smith and Lee Creek Fluoride Feed Systems.

Fort Smith is the largest city in Arkansas that does not have fluoride in its water.

The city of Greenwood began adding fluoride to its water supply last month.

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  • rashofbeatings

    this is so great! there is nothing better than putting a poisonous neuro-toxin into the water supply! can we also add LSD? maybe some methamphetamines and insecticide?

  • Sheila Camp

    More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride’s cavity protection whether they are at home, work or school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.

  • Jeffery Thomas

    Proof that city civic and government leaders aren’t that intelligent after all, eh? Congratulations, you and your children’s IQ’s will lower in time. Do the research on why and how Fluoride was originally manufactured and implemented. Also, investigate why many international cities refuse to allow it in their water. You’ll then understand why this is such a controversial subject and phenomenon. The rest of you go back to sleep, nothing to see here.

  • ozarkobjectivefodder

    If the sheep out here only knew (alas). People are dumb and have acquiesced to otherwise trusting their “so-called” leaders whom their preacher has told them to respect and adhere too. Fools. let ’em be controlled, I say. The more intelligent authoritarian class always has controlled the weaker and lessor anyway. You can research just how many nations won’t even allow Fluoride to be implemented in their municipal water supplies because of its toxicity. I’m on well water so I’m safe and I don’t eat out at restaurants either. Those people who I know that are on city water filter their water, even screening for fluoride. Filters are available in the marketplace. How ironic their kids are of higher intelligence and fare well in school. Hmmmm. Organic foods, safe drinking water. Wow. Keep grazing sheeple.

  • Jeff Dionn

    shows they are satan worshipers that love to sacrifice the health of people FLOURIDE IN MY TOOTHPASTE NOT WATER you evil ft smith WE DO NOT WANT YOUR DICTATORSHIP OR YOUR POISON

  • Jeff Dionn

    INDICT Fort Smith Board of Directors on murder charges for posioning our WATER MAY THE LORD GOD OF HEAVEN JUDGE YOU FOR THE EVIL YOU BROUGHT UPON FT SMITH

  • Robert Wieneke

    As more and more cities across the United States stop Fluoridation, the uneducated hillbillies of Fort Smith once again prove to be behind the learning curve and add poison to our drinking water.

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