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Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Fluorides are the salts of hydrofluoric acid (HF), which is also known as a hydrofluoric acid. They included in their ionic lattice lattice units as negative ( anions ) fluoride ions (F -). Next be covalent, non-ionic compounds of non-metals , and organic fluorine compounds such as fluorocarbons or carboxylic acid derivatives as outdated denotes fluorides.
Fluorides come in the form of many minerals found in nature. Complex fluorides contain another element within a complex anion, such as boron, aluminum or silicon, and then form eg hexafluorosilicates or tetrafluoroborates.

Fluorides are, above all, as a flux in metallurgy used for the synthesis of organic fluorochemicals and for hermetic sealing of fuel tanks which looked at the plastic tanks such as PA ( polyamide ) steamed with the dissolved fluoride, thereby diffuses this 3-4 micro meters into the surface.

As fluoridation refers to the addition of fluorides in particular salt, water, milk, tablets and toothpastes for prophylaxis of dental caries.

Water-soluble fluorides are as toxic classified. The toxic effect is based partly on the precipitation of the metabolism needed calcium as calcium fluoride and partly from the action as protoplasm - and cytotoxin, the specific enzyme systems and protein synthesis inhibited.

When ingested, results in a rapid and almost complete absorption of soluble fluoride on the gastric mucosa, since the salts by the hydrochloric acid of the stomach hydrogen fluoride form. Acute symptoms include severe pain in the stomach and intestine, behind the breastbone, convulsions, loss of consciousness and severe metabolic disorders. Hydrogen fluoride is also causing severe burns to the destruction of cells.

Is fluoride bad for you?
Chronic recording even in low concentrations can lead to poisoning ( fluorosis lead), which manifests itself in lesions of the skeleton, teeth, lung function, skin and metabolic disorders.

Insoluble or sparingly soluble fluorides such as calcium fluoride and aluminum fluoride have a much lower toxicity. However, there is always the risk of the formation of the also highly toxic hydrogen fluoride in contact with strong acids.

Does Fluoride bad for our health?

Effects of Fluorides
  • Fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidney and trachea.
  • Fluoride stimulates granule formation and oxygen consumption in white blood cells, but inhibits these processes when the white blood cell is challenged by a foreign agent in the blood.
  • Fluoride depletes the energy reserves and the ability of white blood cells to properly destroy foreign agents by the process of phagocytosis.
  • Fluoride confuses the immune system and causes it to attack the body's own tissues, and increases the tumor growth rate in cancer prone individuals.
  • Fluoride inhibits antibody formation in the blood.
  • Fluoride depresses thyroid activity.
  • Fluorides have a disruptive effect on various tissues in the body.
  • Fluoride promotes development of bone cancer.
  • Fluorides cause premature aging of the human body.
  • Fluoride ingestion from mouth rinses and dentifrices in children is extremely hazardous to biological development, life span and general health.

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