What Is Water Fluoridation?
Historically, 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 six 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 Is Water Fluoridation?
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.
Hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) is not a pharmaceutical grade fluoride product, has never been tested for human consumption, human health, human safety, or even its effectiveness at reducing dental caries (cavities).
Why add Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (HFSA) to artificially fluoridate public drinking water?
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 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 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 is suitable to put into public drinking water; without providing any science to prove their assertions.
Hydrofluorosilicic acid 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 a lifetime, at any concentrations in any amounts? Hydrofluorosilicic acid 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).
Why would anyone want to continue dumping such contaminants into our otherwise clean, fresh drinking water?