Different types of Fluorides
What's the difference between them?
Date: 9/30/2005 1:04:21 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 7172 times
So, we hear things about "naturally occurring fluoride", "sodium fluoride", "hydrofluorosilic acid", "calcium fluoride". What is all this stuff? Is any of it okay?... Here we look at different types of fluorides, where they're found, and... No, none of them are okay.
Fluoride Ion has an affinity for calcium - so naturally occuring fluoride is calcium fluoride - it is bound to calcium. Very high calcium fluoride content is not good for you either, hence the folks in India with skeletal fluorosis.
The fluoride they put in the water supplies is actually hydrofluorosilic acid - this is a toxic waste by-product of the chemical fertilizer and aluminum smelting industries. This stuff will eat through concrete if it is spilled and at concentrations of 1ppm (1 part hydrofluorosilic acid to 1 million parts water) it is still toxic to humans, even though the ADA suggests a concentration of 1 to 1.2 ppm for optimum water fluoridation. There is NO evidence whatsoever to prove that this is healthy taken internally (I can't call it fluoride, because technically it's not). Actually, there is a preponderance of evidence to prove that it is highly toxic and will cause major debilitative problems and death in higher amounts.
Beacuse there is fluoride ion in this toxic waste - it still has an affinity for calcium and seeks to bind with the calcium (bones and teeth) in your body making itself more stable. However, this changes the calcium in your bones and teeth into calcium fluoride making it unusable and therefore bones and teeth become brittle, pitted, and more unstable. Water fluoridation actually weakens teeth. If it can prevent cavities at all, it does so topically only, by inhibiting enzymes in the mouth that cause decay. Keep in mind though, it also inhibits enzymes in the body if ingested, enzymes the body needs for healthy cell production. Furthermore, the effects of fluoride are compounding, meaning it builds up in your body over time. So, the more you drink or ingest from any source, the more is stored in your bones for life - raising the incidence of fracture in the elderly.
The type of fluoride added to toothpaste and dental preperations is called Sodium Fluoride. This type is also frequently used in pesticides, and as a rat poison. It is also highly poisonous but for whatever reason unknown to me they think it's ok to put it our toothpaste, mouthwash and give little kids tablets of this stuff to eat. Here's a link to chemical data fact sheet regarding sodium fluoride and you'll notice in the first paragraph it talks about repeated exposure causing dental and skeletal fluorosis, which they call "painful and debilitating", then directly below that they say that these effects don't occur when sodium fluoride is used for dental use and water fluoridation and we have MORE than enough evidence to prove that statement dead wrong. Furthermore, I find it interesting that they call dental and skeletal fluorosis "painful and debilitating" but the ADA feels it is merely a "Cosmetic defect".
Sodium fluoride - its main known use is in wood preservatives. However, sodium fluoride is designated as a "List 4 Inert" by US EPA and is approved for use in pesticidal formulations. US EPA treats "Inerts" as confidential proprietary information which means the public is denied the right to know which pesticides contain them, or on what crops they are used. "List 4 Inerts" are approved for use in the US National Organic Program administered by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). In 2000, approximately 125 individuals contacted USDA requesting that the use of sodium fluoride be denied in organic agriculture - all to no avail. Because fluoride accumulates in the human body, the public has a right to know all exposure sources.
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