Natural News on Fluoride Contamination

Mike Adams has stated that he has found heavy metal contamination in the fluoride that is added to water supplies.

His stated results are as follows:

The results of the six sodium fluoride samples are shown here in parts per billion (ppb)

MAX aluminum: 283,218 ppb
MAX arsenic: 137 ppb
MAX strontium: 9417 ppb
MAX lead: 988 ppb
MAX uranium: 1415 ppb
MAX tungsten: presence confirmed in 2 of 6 samples but quantitative analysis not conducted on tungsten

AVG aluminum: 69364 ppb
AVG arsenic: 70 ppb
AVG strontium: 1751 ppb
AVG lead: 299 ppb
AVG uranium: 239 ppb

Wow!! Look at the size of that aluminium contamination! 283,218 parts per … billion

Another way of expressing that figure would be < 0.03%. Doesn't look quite so scary that way. Can I just say how impressed with Mike Adams' ability to measure small quantities of contaminants to six significant figures?

The question that springs to my mind is how much aluminium does this add to the water supply?

According to this the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allow a maximum fluoride concentration in drinking water of 4 milligrams per litre (4 ppm), so if the most heavily aluminium contaminated fluoride were used it would raise the aluminium levels of water by a little over one part per billion, or one microgramme per litre. Both the UK and US allow a maximum aluminium concentration of 200 microgrammes per litre. Now we could have a discussion about how safe that level is. All I will say is that if you are worried about the aluminium levels of water, targetting fluoridation is not your best strategy.

How much contaminant would you consume if you regularly consumed fluoridated water, using Adams’ figures? Assuming two litres of tap water which contain the average amount of contaminant per day, you would ingest 0.56 microgrammes (560 ng) of aluminium, 0.56 ng of arsenic, 14 ng of strontium, 2.4 ng of lead and 1.9 ng of uranium.

Let us consider another source of trace elements. Natural News writers are rather keen on unrefined sea salt even going so far as to say that it is healthy because it is unrefined and you don’t need to restrict your sodium intake if this is your source. No evidence for this of course but let us take it at face value and see where that gets us.

Sea water is from 0.013 to 5 ppb aluminium or 13 nanogrammes to 5 microgrammes per litre. A litre of sea water (on average) contains 35 grammes of dissolved salts, or 35,000,000 ppb.

NHS guidance is that adults should not consume more than 6 g of salt per day. If this is in the form of sea salt this means anything from 2 to 860 ng of aluminium would be ingested.

Sea water also contains 2 – 4 ppb arsenic, 8,000 ppb strontium, 0.002 – 0.03 ppb lead and 2.8 – 3.1 ppb uranium.

This means your 6 g of sea salt contains 340 – 680 ng of arsenic, 1.4 milligrammes of strontium, 0.34 – 5.1 ng of lead and 480 – 530 ng of uranium. If we are to be cocerned about the level of these elements found in fluoridated water then there are dangerous amounts of arsenic, strontium and uranium in sea salt together with potentially dangerous (depending on source) amounts of aluminium and lead. I look forward to Mike Adams demanding that this dangerous substance be banned.

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