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I don't know what references Sauerheber cites with respect to hexafluorosilicic acid.
Nuclear magnetic resonance studies show complete hydrolysis.
It completely dissociates into fluoride ions and silicon dioxide. Paul Connett in one of his many YouTube appearances acknowledges this.
see: Environ Sci Technol. 2006 Apr 15;40(8):2572-7. Reexamination of hexafluorosilicate hydrolysis by 19F NMR and pH measurement. Finney WF et al. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16683594
A fluoride ion is a fluoride ion. They are all the same regardless of whether they came from natural geology or a water additive.
Dr. S says that CaF2 allows 8 ppm fluoride ion in equilibrium. Milk fluoridation prevents cavities . . those studies included milk in both the experimental and control groups so the effect of loads of calcium in milk was not the reason the cavities were prevented.
This individual crusades can be written off because if what they believe is true it will in pretty short order become generally believed. The half life of baloney in today's open information science is very short.
"Ruthlessness towards mistakes has always been one of the engines of scientific enterprise" - G. Farmelo in "To Err is Human" New Scientist, 28, NOv 1998
Sep 17, 2012
The jwillie and other fluoridation opponents statements here are simply mistaken.
The semantic arguments about "nutrient" really have nothing to do with the public health intervention decision for fluoridation. The National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine publication "Evolution of Evidence for Selected Nutrient and Disease Relationships"
makes it clear that at the highest level of expertise, fluoride in water is considered a nutrient mineral which prevents disease.
What ordinary Americans want to know is this: Is fluoridation really going to help protect my teeth and is it safe?
The crystal clear expert opinion from scientists specializing in public and oral health "YES" to both questions.
It seems to me the American Academy of Pediatrics fairly and correctly represent what is good for kids. The American Public Health Association knows what is the best public health science. Because of these and many other prestigious academic, expert organizations, fluoridation reaches 74% of Americans on public water systems.
What the many respected dental, medical, public health and disease prevention organizations say in their own words about fluoridation can be conveniently read at:
http://www.ilikemyteeth.org/fluoridation/respected-organizations/Jun 26, 2012