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A compound of silicon and fluorine with another element.
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Paradoxically, ending the use of silicofluoride compounds to treat the public water supplies of over 160 million Americans--while hardly a panacea--would appear to contribute to lower rates of disese by reducing blood lead levels.
In the United States, several agents are used for fluoridation, including silicofluoride compounds (sodium silicofluoride and hydrofluosilicic acid) and sodium fluoride.
Asked to respond to the statements that the actual substances used to fluoridate public water have not been tested, Cathy Mudge, the CDA representative, stated, "Fluoride is fluoride is fluoride," that the CDA's position is that the silicofluorides dissociate in water so that it is the same as sodium fluoride.
Association of silicofluoride treated water with elevated blood lead.
In the United States, several agents are used to fluoridate community water supplies, including silicofluoride compounds (sodium silicofluoride and hydrofluosilicic acid) and sodium fluoride.
The Masters and Coplan studies showed a doubling of the incidence of the danger level of 10 micrograms per deciliter of lead in children's blood when silicofluoride and hydrofluosilicic acid (fluoride-releasing compounds) from the phosphate fertilizer industry are present in the public drinking water compared to sodium fluoride or no fluoride additives.
2 ppm by the addition of sodium fluoride, hydrofluosilicic acid, or sodium silicofluoride.
The post-treatment chemicals consist of sodium hydroxide, zinc orthophosphate, sodium, silicofluoride, ammonia, and chlorine.
It's easier than you think when you know the truth about the chemicals used: the toxic by-products from the phosphate fertiliser industry known collectively as silicofluorides.
SILICOFLUORIDES are not registered as medicines but they are listed in the Poisons Act of 1972.
No studies of the long-term effects of silicofluorides on humans have been undertaken.
Noting that "the substances most widely used for water fluoridation programs are hydrofluosilicic acid and silicofluorides," Bock's bill would require that any fluoridation compounds added to public water supplies first must, (1) be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and, (2) be tested to assure that "any complex combination of elements is broken down into harmless components when introduced into actual conditions found in end-result tap water.