February 26, 2017

Fluoridation Background

What is water fluoridation?

Historically, fluoridation (to fluoridate) has been defined as adding fluoride to a public water supply in order to prevent (reduce) tooth decay (dental caries).  Yet, after more than seven decades of fluoridating, science still remains inconclusive about whether drinking fluoride in water has any net benefit at all.  In other words, this belief or opinion in fluoridation has yet to be conclusively proven scientifically.

What do we fluoridate with?

Throughout most municipalities due diligence concerning the actual compounds/chemicals used to fulfill water fluoridation policy has escaped careful attention and is not being adequately carried out.  Most fluoridated communities today use hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA), or its dry derivative sodium silicofluoride, to fluoridate public drinking water.  Processing of phosphate fertilizer results in smoke stack emissions of silicofluoride and other co-contaminants, which are significant environmental pollutants.  The US Environmental Protection Agency and other governmental agencies require these pollutants be scrubbed from the industry’s smoke stack emissions, to protect against environmental harms.  This unprocessed liquid scrubbing mixture, called hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA), is sold to municipalities as the cheapest source of fluoride to be added to otherwise clean drinking water.

A majority of hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) used throughout North America comes from the State of Florida.  It costs thousands of dollars per ton to properly neutralize and dispose of hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) containing silicofluoride, plus trace co-contaminants such as lead, arsenic, mercury and radionuclides.  Yet, this industry is somehow able to sell this industrial waste product to municipalities as the primary means of fluoridating drinking water.

Why add hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) to artificially fluoridate public drinking water?

COF-COF Baby Bottle Water Contaminants 340 x 255Some dentists and dental associations like to say fluoridating municipal drinking water is safe and effective at reducing dental decay.  Is this claim really true?  After all, the hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) we are putting into our drinking water is not food grade, not dental grade and not pharmaceutical grade.  It is not even the naturally occurring calcium fluoride we were all told about and sold on.  Hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) has never been properly tested for human consumption, human health, human safety, or even its effectiveness in fighting dental caries (cavities).  We permit the industries producing and promoting this industrial toxic waste to largely police themselves, and go on merely asserting that hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) is suitable to put into public drinking water; without providing any science to prove their assertions.

Again… what does hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) contain?

Hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) contains inorganic silicofluoride.  It also contains trace co-contaminants such as lead, arsenic and mercury.  When did lead, arsenic, and mercury become safe to drink over one’s lifetime, at any concentration or any amounts?   Hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) has yet to be proven safe for systemic ingestion (i.e. swallowing) or even effective at reducing dental caries (i.e. reducing decayed, missing, filled teeth).

What happens to hydrofluorosilicic acid once it is turned off in a municipality?

What’s the fate of hydrofluorosilicic acid chemical inventory when a municipality decides to end water fluoridation?  Now that it can no longer be diluted into the drinking water supply, remaining hydrofluorosilicic acid reverts back to hazardous waste status once again, requiring licensed, costly, hazardous waste handling and proper disposal.

The real question is . . .

Why would anyone want to continue dumping such contaminants into our otherwise clean, fresh drinking water?

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