Blog: Fluoride: Facts & Fictions
by andib

"Water Fluoridation" -- or... The Phosphate Fertilizer Industry's Toxic Waste Disposal Program

Hydrofluorosilic Acid

Date:   9/30/2005 1:58:51 PM   ( 13 y ) ... viewed 4502 times

The American Dental Association and your own hometown dentist, the government, the medical establishment, your parents and teachers have all told you since you can remember that fluoride is good for your teeth. You may have even been forced (as I was) to endure burning and painful fluoride "treatments" in grade school - swishing and holding this liquid-fire in your mouth for one full minute before spitting, then nothing to eat or drink for 30 minutes after - in 6th grade that was torture, let me tell you.

So why, when all these people love you and care about you, should you believe that they were filling your mouth with poison and your head with crap?

Because Adolf Hitler once said: If you tell a lie long enough and loud enough, people will start to believe it.

Water fluoridation was devised by the very men who sought to gain from it... the kings of the Aluminum industries, the fertilizer industries.

According to recent estimates, the phosphate industry sells approximately 200,000 tons of silicofluorides (hydrofluorosilicic acid & sodium silicofluoride) to US communities each year for use as a water fluoridation agent (Coplan & Masters 2001).

No legitimate, non-biased tests have ever been performed - no benefit ever proven.

So what is this stuff?
It is an EPA Classified toxic waste - and we, the public, are the toxic waste disposal program.

"They call them "wet scrubbers" - the pollution control devices used by the phosphate industry to capture fluoride gases produced in the production of commercial fertilizer.

In the past, when the industry let these gases escape, vegetation became scorched, crops destroyed, and cattle crippled.

Today, with the development of sophisticated air-pollution control technology, less of the fluoride escapes into the atmosphere, and the type of pollution that threatened the survival of some communities in the 1950s and 60s, is but a thing of the past (at least in the US and other wealthy countries).

However, the impacts of the industry's fluoride emissions are still being felt, although more subtly, by millions of people - people who, for the most part, do not live anywhere near a phosphate plant.

That's because, after being captured in the scrubbers, the fluoride acid (hydrofluorosilicic acid), a classified hazardous waste, is barreled up and sold, unrefined, to communities across the country. Communities add hydrofluorosilicic acid to their water supplies as the primary fluoride chemical for water fluoridation.

Even if you don't live in a community where fluoride is added to water, you'll still be getting a dose of it through cereal, soda, juice, beer and any other processed food and drink manufactured with fluoridated water.

Meanwhile, if the phosphate industry has its way, it may soon be distributing another of its by-products to communities across the country. That waste product is radium, which may soon be added to a roadbed near you - if the EPA buckles and industry has its way."

"Those who had visions of sterile white laboratories when they voted for fluoride weren't thinking of fluorosilicic acid. Improbable as this sounds, much of it is recovered from the scrubbing solution that scours toxins from smokestacks at phosphate fertilizer plants. Water fluoridation has turned a tremendous hazardous-waste disposal expense into a multimillion-dollar profit for fertilizer manufacturers."

The Salt Lake Tribune
Sunday 16 June 2002

What's in the Water?

"In summary, we hold that fluoridation is an unreasonable risk. That is, the toxicity of fluoride is so great and the purported benefits associated with it are so small - if there are any at all - that requiring every man, woman and child in America to ingest it borders on criminal behavior on the part of governments." - Dr. J. William Hirzy, Senior Vice-President, Headquarters Union, US Environmental Protection Agency, March 26, 2001
The following is an excerpt from this website:

By way of economic incentives the American Dental Association (ADA) also became a prominent and active promoter of fluoridation. This came about through the influence of a small clique in ADA pretending to speak for all dentists. While the public has tended to see ADA as an unbiased professional organization, it is, in fact, a trade group, with predictable motivations. The role of this dental trade association in fluoridation has been that of an opportunist. It has received ongoing financial support from the USPHS, itself a virtual arm of big industry. ADA alleged an ethical role on the part of dentists based on their claim that fluoridation would reduce dentists' income. But expensive cosmetic dentistry required to hide the effects of fluorosis actually increased the incomes of dentists. As a result, the dental trade association has become an ideal front for big industry in their scheme to dump fluoride waste products at a profit.

Influencing the US medical community was also of crucial importance to the success of the fluoridation scheme. Thousands of American Medical Association members came to be dependent on grants from the National Institutes of Health (a part of the USPHS) for most of their support. A majority of medical schools also came to recognize their increasing dependence on government grants via USPHS. One effect of this influence was minimizing the subject of fluorosis in medical texts. Consequently, the majority of dentists and physicians know very little about chronic fluoride poisoning.

Industry's unstated motivation behind water fluoridation was to find an economical means for disposal of their accumulating fluoride waste products, and to avoid claims for compensation by workers harmed by airborne fluoride on the job. USPHS has supported this industrial strategy while at the same time actively assisting industry in a cover of their fluoride air pollution problems. Today, through regional and county health offices, USPHS influences city councils to override previous ballot decisions against fluoridating public water, thereby subverting the basic principles of democratic government, as well as compromising public health.


Like most everything in this world, the history of fluoridation is a long and twisting road, but at the beginning and the end you will inevitably find a big green dollar sign. I know it sounds cynical and un-American, but the truth is sometimes unpalatable.

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