All web references are accessed on May 12, 2019
It seems like there is no limit to delusion and the power of propaganda.
Providing “safe” drinking water is such an important service to other human beings and a serious responsibility. You would think that people involved in that kind of service would be proud of themselves and feel certain that they were doing the best job possible — and not just taking instructions on faith from “on high.” But we know that most of us are involved in processes that we have very little say over–because we feel restricted by the pressure to make a living for ourselves and our families. So there’s a hierarchy of interests “above” us who are making decisions that we usually don’t question.
I’m just putting the facts together and I’m not going to beat you over the head with my conclusions.
But if you had your own personal water supply, would you actually consider paying for this substance, handling it with the recommended gear, making sure it was diluted to an extreme so that nobody dies on the spot when drinking it, and adding it to your personal water supply for your family to drink (swallowing with no dosage control – not rinsing) in order to supposedly “prevent tooth decay”?
If some “authority” told you to do that, you wouldn’t listen to any doubts, right? Because you have to prove they are the “good guys” and it’s been done for a long time and objections have always been ignored and suppressed and ridiculed by Hollywood (Dr. Strangelove) and by family members, so don’t listen to any doubts–even in your own mind.
Safety Information on Fluorosilicic Acid from a provider
Fluorosilicic acid may be produced as a byproduct during the manufacture of phosphate fertilizer. . . .
The link explains the hazard symbols: “Corrosion”
Corrosive to metals, category 1
Skin corrosion, categories 1A,1B,1C
Serious eye damage, category 1
Link explains: “Skull and Crossbones”
Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation), categories 1,2,3
Signal Word: Danger
Hazard statements: H302-H311-H314
A sub-link explains the hazard statements in an overview and there is a link to explain the precautionary statements also:
H302 Acute toxicity,oral Category 4 Warning
H311 Toxic in contact with skin Acute toxicity,dermal Category 3 Danger
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage Skin corrosion/irritation Category 1A, B, C Danger
Precautionary statements: P280-P301 + P312 + P330-P303 + P361 + P353-P304 + P340 + P310-P305 + P351 + P338
Personal Protective Equipment:
Faceshields, full-face respirator (US), Gloves, Goggles, multi-purpose combination respirator cartridge (US), type ABEK (EN14387) respirator filter
RIDADR: UN 1778 8 / PGII
“RIDADR” seems to refer to “ADR – European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road” and “RID – Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail” according to https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/international-program/adr-and-rid and http://www.hildering.com/cms/en/tincan-know-how/rules-and-regulations/ridadr-certification.
“UN 1778” is explained here: https://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/unna/1778 as part of the “United Nations/North American Number Datasheet” which says the “Proper Shipping Name” is Fluorosilicic acid and the Hazard Class is 8. The symbol is “8 – Corrosive”.
New Jersey Department of Health’s Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet for SILICOFLUORIC ACID
“Synonyms: Fluorosilicic Acid; Hydrofluorosilicic Acid; Sand Acid Chemical Name: Silicate(2-), Hexafluoro-, Dihydrogen)”
“. . . used in water fluoridation, metal sterilization, electroplating, animal hide tanning, and glass etching”
Along with the severe life-threatening dangers to health listed on the first page (repeating what we have covered), it lists fluorosis:
Long-term exposure to Silicofluoric Acid can cause the deposit of Fluoride in the bones and teeth, a condition called Fluorosis. This may cause pain, disability and mottling of the teeth
And the line just after that claims that all these health effects (mostly relating to exposure to the raw product) don’t apply with fluoridated water consumption, but I think that’s inaccurate when it comes to fluorosis.
Page 2 has two statements of interest:
According to the information presently available to the New Jersey Department of Health, Silicofluoric Acid has not been tested for its ability to cause cancer in animals.
According to the information presently available to the New Jersey Department of Health, Silicofluoric Acid has not been tested for its ability to affect reproduction.
From a couple of the summaries on Page 6:
Eyes: Severe irritation and burns
Skin: Severe irritation and burns
Inhalation: Nose, throat and lung irritation with coughing and severe shortness of breath (pulmonary edema) Headache, nausea and vomiting, weakness, convulsions and collapse
Gloves: Butyl, Silver Shield®/4H®, Viton and Barrier® (>8-hr breakthrough for Hydrogen Fluoride)
Coveralls: Tychem® BR, LV, Responder®, and TK; and Trellchem® HPS and VPS (>8-hr breakthrough)
Respirator: >0.5 ppm – Full facepiece APR with acid gas cartridges specific for Hydrogen Fluoride
>5 ppm – SCBA
It’s just incredible how hazardous it is to work with this substance. It has legitimate uses as mentioned, but I really wonder about the sheer commitment of those who would put additional workers in this kind of danger unnecessarily. Saving the population from tooth decay is out of proportion to the potential trauma inflicted by exposure to this chemical. And think of the cost involved too.
You can find lists of suppliers online:
Here is a description of hydrofluosilicic acid by one supplier: http://www.hydrofluosilicicacid.krunalacid.com/
A Canadian supplier’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
This document contains the same hazard symbols and statements referred to earlier.
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: Corrosive! May be fatal if inhaled or swallowed. Causes severe skin and eye burns. Vapours are extremely irritating to eyes and respiratory tract. At elevated temperatures may cause irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract. High vapour concentrations may cause drowsiness. See “Other Health Effects” Section. Can decompose at high temperatures forming toxic gases. Contents may develop pressure on prolonged exposure to heat.
The following statement is very relevant to those concerned about the effects of consuming too much fluoride:
Fluoride is a bone seeker, and excessive amounts will produce weakening and degeneration of the bone structure. Chronic exposure may cause excess accumulation of fluorine (fluorosis) in the teeth and bones. Severe fluorosis in children weakens tooth enamel resulting in surface pitting. After prolonged high intake in adults bony changes occur characterized by hardening or abnormal density of bone (osteosclerosis), benign bony growths projecting outward from the surface of the bone (exostoses) and calcification of ligaments, tendons, and muscle attachments to bone. Ingestion and skin contact may cause an abnormal reduction of blood calcium (hypocalcemia) and kidney damage since fluorides precipitate calcium stored in the body. There may also be heart, asthma, nerve, intestinal and rheumatism problems. (1,3,4)