(NaturalNews) Attend any city council or other government agency deciding on whether or not to fluoridate your local water supply, and you'll get health officials asserting that fluoride is natural, and thus safe.
They don't bother to mention that naturally occurring fluoride is calcium fluoride, while the stuff purchased by communities to fluoridate their water is sodium fluoride, an extremely toxic mix of hexafluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride.
Some time ago, residents and farmers in nearby locations from phosphate and aluminum factories were getting sick while crops and animals were dying from the toxic sodium fluoride gases emitted from the smokestacks of those industrial plants.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) forced American phosphate and aluminum industries to stop spewing fluoride gases out of their smokestacks during their manufacturing processes by installing "scrubbers" in their smokestacks. Then the gases could be collected as solid materials.
But that left those industries with a major, expensive toxic waste removal problem. The EPA forbids dumping fluorides into water or into landfills. Solution? Sell the stuff to municipalities that believe the 'fluoride protects against tooth decay' myth. Oh, it's also sold as rat poison powder. (http://www.naturalnews.com/031541_Fluoride_documentary.html)
The EPA toxicity rating of sodium fluoride is four. The toxicity rating for lead is between three and four. Sodium fluoride is more toxic than lead. Lead poisoning from the Roman Empire's water system is often considered a factor in their fall.
Fluoride accidents that illustrate its danger
An early November 2012 incident near Louisville, Kentucky involved a freight train derailment with some cars carrying toxic materials. Two of the train's cars were carrying hydrogen fluoride, which easily morphs into hexafluorosilicic acid, the essence of sodium fluoride used in water supplies.
According to the most recent news item, the salvage crew is leaving those two cars for last.
The two cars with hydrogen fluoride will take several hours or more to clean up. But in order to accomplish the cleanup, a five mile "shelter in place warning" is needed. The cleanup crew chief intended to hold a press conference to let the area know when this shelter in place warning will be placed.
Early in 2011, the Rock Island, Illinois water treatment plant experienced a fluoride spill. The area had to be evacuated as the fluoride was eating through the concrete flooring.
In order to perform the cleanup, workers were outfitted with HazMat (hazardous materials) suits and respirators; the kind you've seen in photos of Fukushima cleanup workers on the site. The Illinois cleanup crew members were hosed down when they finished.
In 1993, there was a mass poisoning from excess fluoride in the water system of Hooper Bay, a small Alaskan native community. Almost 300 inhabitants became ill during a short period of time, most with gastrointestinal complaints.
One woman was hospitalized in serious condition, and a male died from acute fluoride poisoning while trying to rinse away his gastrointestinal problems by drinking several consecutive glasses of the overly fluoridated water.
This all happened because the fluoride feed regulator in the water system allowed too much fluoride to get into the drinking water. The EPA allows for four ppm (parts per million) of fluoride in drinking water. During the Hooper Bay incident, over 100 ppm was estimated.
There have been concerns in the past of terrorists spiking municipal water supplies with LSD or perhaps some sort of bio-weapon. It appears that all they really need to do is crank up the fluoride regulator dial in a water processing plant to go from slow kill to fast kill.