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Transportation of hydrofluorosilicic acid can be dangerous, too

November 7, 2012
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

I believe that one item being overlooked is the transportation of the hydrofluorosilicic acid (an industrial waste product) the same fluoride to be added to Pine Island's water.

There is one way on and off Pine Island, Pine Island Road. If there should be an accident anywhere from Matlacha down to the water plant there would be huge problems. Especially if it happened on the bridge. Not only could it burn the roadway, but the possibility is that the substance would spill into the water and cause tremendous harm to the wildlife. It would be especially dangerous if it happened during hurricane season.

There have been well over 150 documented fluoride spills many due to transportation problems. In 2011, there was a spill in the water treatment plant in Rock Island, Ill. The hydrofluorosilicic acid is so hazardous that it actually began to burn through the cement of the parking lot. When dealing with this and other spills the emergency teams must wear hazmat suits etc. The same type worn by workers at the Fukishima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant in Japan.

Google fluoride spills/accidents and read for yourself.

Do we really want to add this poison to our water when it can cause so much damage to our infrastructure. Just think what it is doing to our bodies - yes it's not in the same strength, but fluoride accumulates in the bones, organs, etc. After 25-30 years of consuming it in water, soda, beer, juice, food, baby food, vitamins - you name it- it takes its toll. Hip and knee replacements. Thyroid problems, cancer, emphysema, brain damage, the list goes on and on.

Read more - go to - watch the video on how fluoridated water affects horses and dogs (pets in general).

Kathleen Soronen

St. James City



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