Which “Fluoride” Are You Getting?
Currently the drinking water in Sacramento is "fluoridated" with a combination of Hydrofluosilicic Acid and Sodium Fluoride. (confirmed in a memo from the city) This is not the naturally occurring Calcium Fluoride that is alluded to in water quality reports sent to Sacramento homeowners. These are also not to be confused with the pharmaceutical quality “fluoride” in products, such as vitamins, toothpaste, and mouthwash, etc. So what are these "silicofluoride" chemicals that are commonly used to fluoridate?
Fluoride, as such, is never added to the water. Only silicofluorides (a hazardous waste containing many toxic pollutants) are used to artificially fluoridate water, and studies have proven that they do not effectively prevent tooth decay, they only delay it. Silicofluorides never occur naturally in nature, and they are 85 times more toxic than natural occurring calcium fluoride. Therefore, the effect on the entire body will be different.
This was proven in a study called, "Comparative Toxicity of Fluorine Compounds." After this study was completed, this statement was made: " ... this meant a daily intake of approximately 40 mg/kg of fluorine from sodium fluoride as compared with 3400 mg/kg from calcium fluoride. Therefore, from the standpoint of lethal concentrations and amount of fluorine necessary to cause growth inhibition, wide differences in toxicity of some of the compounds of fluoride were noted." (See: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. July 1934, page 797). In other words,
industrial waste (sodium fluoride) is 85 times more toxic than natural calcium fluoride. Both of them contain fluoride, but they are totally different compounds.
Calcium is a well-known antidote for fluoride poisoning. When an antidote accompanies a poison, it makes the poison far less toxic to the body. Soft waters to which fluoride is artificially added lack this calcium which is present in most waters that contain natural fluoride.
"The claim that fluoridation is one of 'nature's experiments' is not valid because the salts put into the water supply, sodium fluoride or silicofluorides, are industrial products never found in natural water or in organisms. They are, furthermore, notoriously toxic, sufficiently so to be used as rat poison or insecticide. Calcium fluoride, on the other hand, which is the form commonly found in natural waters, is not toxic enough for such uses."
— Dr. C. G. Dobbs, (Ph.D., A.R.C.S.) Bangor, Wales, England.