The NHMRC recommends three compounds for fluoridating drinking water: Sodium fluoride (NaF); sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6); and fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) .
The most common chemical used is fluorosilicic acid, which is a Schedule 7 poison . 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” .
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 of fluorine” .