by JOY WARREN
FLUORIDE was added to 10% of England’s drinking water between 1955-1987. Claimed as being a way of preventing dental decay, fluoridated water became by presentation and function a medicine.
The British Standard(1) which controls the composition of the fluoridating acid – hexafluorosilicic acid – reveals in Annex A that “hexa(hydro)fluorosilicic acid is added to drinking water to increase the resistance of consumers to dental decay”. Therefore, it is not water treatment but people treatment.
Another nugget in the annex reveals how much acid is added to each litre of treated water – 6.3 mg - to achieve 1 mg fluoride/litre. So, what’s in the other 5.3 mg of the acid?
Page 8 lists antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and nickel. Page 7 states that 1.5% of the acid is the contaminant, hydrofluoric acid (aka HF - hydrogen fluoride).
Additionally, the scrubbing liquor used to trap hydrogen fluoride and silicon tetrafluoride gases in the chimney of phosphate fertiliser facilities is contaminated with other undesirable elements.(2)
As a contaminated soup of ingredients, it is justly described as being industrial hazardous waste.
Water treatment practitioners aim to remove undesirables – not add them. It cannot be medically ethical to deliberately add heavy metals, a corrosive acid and a carcinogen to consumers’ treated water. By turning drinking water into a compulsory medicine, water quality standards do not apply (Drinking Water Directive retained as UK law post- Brexit).
For example, the standards state that maximum allowable arsenic is 10 micrograms per litre, but once drinking water becomes a medicine, any amount of arsenic is too much.
The ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) principle should be invoked in respect of arsenic and lead which should be as low as reasonably practicable. Nothing easier to attain: just do not deliberately add them.
I fail to comprehend why the Nuremberg Code was not applied in the UK in 1955 when the first fluoridation experimental ‘demonstrations’ were initiated by Andover, Watford, Kilmarnock and Anglesey councils, just eight years after the publication of the code, which states that individuals have the right to refuse to be experimented on.
Why did health authorities who decided to add a medicinal substance to drinking water not link forced experimentation on non-consenting humans during World War II and forced experimentation on non-consenting human subjects between 1955 and now?
They have never admitted that fluoride destroys enzymes and disrupts endocrine function. Nor has there even been an official acknowledgement that swallowed fluoride delays the growth of teeth,(3) meaning that primary teeth are in the mouth for a shorter time and are not exposed to decay- causing factors for as long, before the fluoridated child’s first dental examination. Just think of the scandal if it was admitted.
Now we have another scandal on our hands: that of fluoride reducing human intelligence (4). Health ministers seem rattled about this: they are attempting to tie us up in yet more fluoridation legislation.
To prevent this happening, Fluoride Free Alliance UK requests readers to sign and share a petition on the Parliament Petition website: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/597714.
1 BSEN 12175:2013
2 CAL Analysis, 2000, Dublin. Uploaded to www.ukfffa.org.uk, Resources main page
3 Clinch, C. http://www. newmediaexplorer.org/chris/ Clinch_2010_Delayed_Eruption- Annotated_Bibliography.pdf.
Joy Warren is coordinator of Fluoride Free Alliance UK https://ukfffa.org.uk