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What are the chemicals used to fluoridate drinking water?


The NHMRC recommends three compounds for fluoridating drinking water: Sodium fluoride (NaF); sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6); and fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) [1].

The most common chemical used is fluorosilicic acid, which is a Schedule 7 poison [2]. According to the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons, Schedule 7 poisons are:

“Substances and preparations that: Have high to extremely high toxicity; can cause death or severe injury at low exposures; require special precautions in their manufacture, handling, or use; may require special regulations restricting their availability, possession or use; and are too hazardous for domestic use, or use by untrained persons” [3].

Is it any wonder why so many people object to having these chemicals added to their drinking water, without their informed consent?

Whilst the NHMRC recommends the aforementioned compounds for fluoridating public drinking water, it is also worth noting that the Health (Fluoridation) Act 1973 (VIC) states that “fluoride includes any compound…

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2 Comments on “What are the chemicals used to fluoridate drinking water?”

  1. September 14, 2015 at 12:10 am #

    Water fluoridation questions and answers, found at:
    http://docs2.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/1985092C7386F622CA257AA90004CEE0/$FILE/HS986_fluor_Q&A_WEB.pdf

    3.4 What type of fluoride is added to community
    water supplies?

    The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends three compounds for fluoridating drinking water: sodium fluoride (NaF)
    sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6)
    and fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6).

  2. September 14, 2015 at 12:11 am #

    It’s interesting to note that under the Health (Fluoridation) Act 1973 Act No. 8506/1973 it states:

    4. Protection from rights of action
    No person has any right of action against—
    (a) a water supply authority; or
    (b) a member of a water supply authority; or
    (c) a person acting under the direction of a water
    supply authority; or
    (d) a person acting on behalf of a water supply
    authority under a contract made between that
    authority and the person—
    in respect of anything done in regard to the
    fluoridation of a public water supply in
    accordance with the provisions of this Act.

    Page 3
    Why would this need to be in the act?

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