sodium hexafluorosilicate

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so·di·um hex·a·flu·o·ro·sil·i·cate

used (in dilute solutions) as an antiseptic and deodorant, and for fluoridation of drinking water.

so·di·um hex·a·flu·o·ro·sil·i·cate

(sōdē-ŭm heksă-flōrō-sili-kăt)
Agent used (in dilute solutions) as an antiseptic and deodorant, and for fluoridation of drinking water.
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But in this case, the use of fluorosilicic acid or sodium silicofluoride as substitutes for sodium fluoride in water treatment was an untested use of toxic compounds for presumed public health benefits.
Some have hypothesized that community water containing sodium silicofluoride and hydrofluosilicic acid may increase blood lead (PbB) concentrations in children by leaching of lead from water conduits and by increasing absorption of lead from water.
If silicofluoride compounds in water were truly able to leach lead from drinking water conduits and/or increase absorption of ingested lead, one would expect that sodium silicofluoride and hydrofluosilicic acid would be associated with higher PbB concentrations in older dwellings, because older dwellings are more likely to have lead pipes or copper plumbing with lead solder (Berkowitz 1995) than are newer dwellings.