What does a company do with their pollutants?
In the late 1960's, Ervin Bellack, USEPA chemist and a manufacturing representative put their heads together and worked out the ideal solution to a monumental pollution problem.
The recovered phosphate fertilizer manufacturing pollution contained about 19% fluorine. The concentrated pollution scrubber liquor was perfect to use as a water fluoridation agent. It was a liquid and easily soluble in water unlike sodium fluoride (the waste product from aluminum manufacturers). It was also inexpensive, and there was a glut of the concentrated toxic waste.
Fate also intervened. The aluminum industry who previously supplied sodium fluoride for water fluoridation was facing a shortage of fluorspar used in smelting aluminum. They began to recover fluorine and make synthetic fluorspar. Consequently, there was a shortage of sodium fluoride to fluoridate drinking water.
Ervin Bellack and the industry seized the opportunity to fill the gap in the market and dump the new source of recovered pollution into America's drinking water.
For the phosphate fertilizer industry, the shortage of sodium fluoride was the key to turning red ink into black and an environmental liability into a perceived asset.
The concentrated pollution could be dispersed into drinking water throughout the United States, one drop at a time.
With the help of the USEPA and Ervin Bellack, fluorosilicic acid was not regarded as concentrated toxic waste anymore, a liability. It became "FLUORIDE, the proven cavity fighter."
USEPA and U.S. Public Health Service waived all testing procedures and expedited the disposal of the radioactive concentrate into America's drinking water as "New and Improved FLUORIDE."
Immediately, without any oversight and clinical or safety studies, the U.S. Public Health Service and American Dental Association encouraged cities to use the pollution concentrate for drinking water fluoridation.
1976, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) opened the door for USEPA to work with industry and actively find markets for recovered pollutants such as fluorosilicic acid.
By 1983 the official USEPA policy was: "In regard to the use of fluosilicic (fluorosilicic) acid as a source of fluoride for fluoridation, this agency regards such use as an ideal environmental solution to a long-standing problem. By recovering by-product fluosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized, and water utilities have a low-cost source of fluoride available to the communities." (Rebecca Hanmer, Deputy Administrator, Office of Water, USEPA in 1983 correspondence to Dr. Leslie Russell stated USEPA position on water fluoridation).
While the EPA Office of Drinking Water pushes the use of pollution scrubber liquor as a drinking water fluoridation agent, EPA Office of Air and Radiation considers knowingly pumping the same pollution into the atmosphere a felony violation of the Clean Air Act. "40 CFR Part 63 [IL-64-2-5807; FRL-5656-4] RIN 2060-AE40 and 2060-AE44:
This action proposes national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing major sources in phosphoric acid manufacturing and phosphate fertilizers production plants. Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted by the facilities covered by this proposed rule include hydrogen fluoride (HF) ; arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, manganese, mercury, and nickel (HAP metals); and methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) emissions. Human exposure to the HAP constituents in these emissions may be associated with adverse carcinogenic, respiratory, nervous system, dermal, developmental, and/or reproductive health effects ."
In promoting the use of the pollution concentrate as a fluoridation agent, the ADA, Federal agencies and manufacturers failed to mention that it was hot, radioactive. Uranium and all of its decay rate products are found in the raw phosphate rock, fluorosilicic acid and in the phosphate fertilizer. Before 1991, upwards to 75% of the U.S. supply of uranium oxide to fuel the nuclear industry was produced in Central Florida. However, today, uranium is not extracted because of economic reasons.
During the wet process manufacturing trace amounts of uranium and its decay rate products are released and captured in the pollution scrubber. As long as the amount of contaminants added to the drinking water (including radionuclides in fluorosilicic acid) do not exceed the limits set forth in the Safe Drinking Water Act , the EPA has no regulatory problem with the use of any contaminated products for drinking water treatment.
While uranium and radium found in fluorosilicic acid are known carcinogens, two decay rate products of uranium are even more dangerous and carcinogenic: Radon-222 and Polonium-210.
Above content obtained from Frequency Rising which was obtained from official U.S. Government sources.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Rebecca Hanmer, Deputy Administrator for Water, USEPA, 1983, wrote:
"in regard to the use of fluosilicic acid as a source of fluoride for fluoridation, this agency regards such use as an ideal solution to a LONG-STANDING problem. By recovering byproduct fluosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized, and water utilities have a low-cost source of fluoride available to them."
Statement of Dr. J. William Hirzy, National Treasury Employees Union, Chapter 280, before the Subcommittee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Drinking Water, United States Senate, June 29, 2000:
“the solution to pollution is dilution, as long as the pollutant is dumped straight into drinking water systems and not into rivers or the atmosphere.”
Click here for a graph showing Fluoride Toxicity compared to Lead and Arsenic.
This chart takes no account of the other toxic contaminants present in the fluorosilicate (H2SiF6) solution delivered under various names called synonyms. These other contaminants are: fluorine, lead, phosphorus, HF (hydrogen Fluoride), Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Iron, Iodine, Mercury, Selenium, Silver in toxic elemental form.
See this product specification sheet for confirmation.
Other names, called synonyms, for this toxic waste product solution are:
- hydrofluosilicic acid,
- hexafluorosilicic acid,
- hexafluosilicic acid,
- fluorosilicic acid,
- fluosilicic acid,
- hydrosilicofluoric acid,
- hydrogen fluorosilicate,
- hydrogen hexafluorosilicate,
- hydrosilicofluoric acid,
- silicofluoric acid,
- silicon hexafluoride dihydride,
- dihydrogen hexafluorosilicate.
Ottawa's name for the acid is hydrofluorosilicic acid. See Ottawa's web site page here: Fluoride and Your Drinking Water under “How is fluoride added to the drinking water?”
As difficult as this may be to believe, this acid is an unregulated, untested, untreated, uncontrolled and unpurified, highly hazardous, toxic waste product from the phosphate fertilizer industry unlawfully used as a fluoridating agent in our tap water.
It is unlawful and unethical to add any substance or product to our water supply to treat any illness or disease except in life threatening situations and it must be done with due diligence? There has never been any case in society where something has been added to our drinking water that every resident must drink to treat an illness in a minority of people within those same residents.
Health Canada has stated that fluoride products used in artificial water fluoridation have never been regulated or approved by Health Canada. http://www.oagbvg.gc.ca/internet/English/pet_221_e_30308.html. Yet Health Canada promotes it while denying any responsibility for any adverse health effects for its use. How can we trust anyone or any organization that does not take responsibility for any promotion that it makes?