Ohio city warned to avoid tainted water: government/industry mistake

The supplier accidentally gave the city water department “hydrochloric acid”, instead of “fluoride” to add to the water. Seems like it was caught in time, and no serious injuries. Though, it raises the issue of just how important the public water supply is, and should we be experimenting with dumping any chemicals into our water?

A local green from Long Island, Peggy, highly recommends the book “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson, 2004, Seven Stories Press, New York. As Peggy notes in her review of the book: “Fluoride (90% of it) is a hazardous waste contaminated with arsenic and other impurities, scrubbed from smokestacks of Florida phosphate fertilizer mills…” Also, that it is debatable if ingesting fluoride–instead of putting it on one’s teeth–has any benefit. But, if it did, being ingested makes it a medication, and people should have to consent to be medicated.

The story in today’s news about the fluoride/hydrochloric acid mix-up:

(excerpt from) UPI
Ohio city warned to avoid tainted water
Published: Feb. 2, 2009 at 4:37 PM

BELLAIRE, Ohio, Feb. 2 (UPI) — The Bellaire, Ohio, water department is warning residents to avoid contact with tap water after hydrochloric acid was mistakenly added to the system.

Kirk Baker, superintendent of the water department water department said Monday emergency crews were at the city water treatment plant after a supplier mistakenly gave the plant hydrochloric acid instead of fluoride, WTOV-TV, Steubenville, Ohio, reported Monday…

The department said between 2,300 and 2,400 people were affected by the incident.

3 Responses

  1. New York State is 73% fluoridated; but Long Island is not. The NYS Department of Health accepted grant money from the Centers for Disease Control that requires they increase fluoridation in New York State. Be aware that dental groups in Nassau and Suffolk are already trying to get legislators to add fluoride chemicals into our water supplies.

    Over 2,100 professionals urge Congress to halt fluoridation and hold hearings about why federal officials continue to endorse and promote water fluoridation in the fact of growing evidence of harm.
    You can join them here


    Adverse health effects of fluoride

  2. WOW! I just finished making a video about this very subject, that sillcoflurides (that are added to our water)is literally toxic waste, AND that there has never been a single test on a human being to determine if drinking it is safe. Check it out http://fluorideisbad.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/the-truth-about-hydrofluorosilicic-acid/

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