Qld Health, or at least Dr Young and her staunch pro-fluoridation colleagues, are guilty of blatant misrepresentation and bias in promoting fluoridation. This is how they promote and explain fluoride to be used in fluoridation in their website and literature.
Q: What is fluoride?
A: Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound found
in water, plants, rocks, soil, air and most foods.
Well, the main point should be it is not desireable in uncontrolled amounts in water, air or food. It's called contamination.
The other big point is that they don't acknowledge the distinction between natural fluoride and chemically produced fluoride pollutants that have escaped into the environment, expressly implying that all fluorides are "natural" diminishing the toxic effect of especially synthetic fluoride compounds and their contaminants.
Q: Where does it come from?
A: The fluoride used for water fluoridation can be extracted
at the same time as other minerals, such as phosphates
from ground rocks. The co-production of natural fluoride
through an already established mining process is an
efficient use of our natural resources.
While they acknowledge the fluoride allowed for fluoridation is sourced from industrial plants, they don't;
- distinguish this industrial grade fluoride containing impurities typically mainly cadmium, lead and arsenic from pharmaceutical grade fluoride used in toothpaste etc, and
- misrepresent a hazadous chemically complex by-product containing other deadly accumulative toxins as "natural" fluoride.
Under the Qld Water Fluoridation Act 2008, section 5, the forms of fluoride that can be used are;
(a) sodium fluoride (NaF);
(b) sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6);
(c) fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6);
(d) naturally occurring fluoride contained in a source of
water in which the concentration of fluoride is higher
than the prescribed concentration for the water supply
under section 6(2).
Further, under the Water Fluoridation Regulation 2008, section 14 deals with "Impurities in fluoride"
Interestingly it doesn't ban any impurities but says at (2);
The public potable water supplier must not add the fluoride to
the water supply if the batch analysis certificate for the
quantity of fluoride indicates the concentration of impurities
in the fluoride is likely to adversely affect public health.
How do you like that rather subjective qualification in the context that the operator has complete legal indemnity?
The other point is the use of the term "Batch analysis" certificate. This may vary greatly from individual containers and even the average of the batch if the test sample was poorly taken.