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De Queen receives fluoridation grant

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 23, 2012 at 1:19 p.m.

— The western Arkansas city of De Queen has received a more than $17,000 grant to cover the startup costs of adding fluoride to its water system.

The Texarkana Gazette reports Sunday that the grant comes after state legislators last year passed a law requiring water municipalities serving 5,000 or more customers to fluoridate their public water using non-taxpayer dollars.

The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation is behind the De Queen grant. The foundation's communication manager, Kelly Caldwell, said the group realized how much fluoridated water will help dental health in Arkansas and pledged to pay the startup costs of fluoridating water systems.

The newspaper says the chemical cost to De Queen will be about $13,000 a year.

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cherokee4 says... December 23, 2012 at 2:41 p.m.

Floride is made from aluminum. Aluminum causes Altyzmers. Check it out. The Vietnam soldiers were given water purifactions tablets in their supplys. Many of them ended up with Altyzmers . I dont drink tap water just for that reason. I dont cook with any utensils made from aluminum either. Dentist says it prevents tooth decay, thats baloney too. Research it, dont take my word for it.

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cherokee4 says... December 23, 2012 at 3:20 p.m.

Look up Flouride Dangers and draw your own conclusions.

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roann999 says... December 23, 2012 at 10:03 p.m.

Floride is a product that is a proven poison. Many countries have already banned its use but the greedy people her put money in front of the health of people here!

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