Radioactive Fertilizer—The Surprising Primary Cause of Lung Cancer in Smokers
By Dr. Mercola
Fluoridated Water—Another Hidden Source of Radioactive Polonium
You can also consume polonium by drinking fluoridated water
, courtesy of the fluorosilicic acid used. While pharmaceutical grade fluoride
is a harmful-enough drug, this is not the type of fluoride being added to drinking water. If it was, at least then it would be a pure, uncontaminated form.
Rather the fluoride that is typically used to fluoridate local water supplies is a frequently contaminated chemical byproduct created during the phosphate fertilizer manufacturing process. It’s a concentrated, highly toxic chemical riddled with hazardous impurities, making it extremely expensive to safely dispose of when notsold for profit as a water additive.
Uranium and radium are two known carcinogens found in fluorosilicic acid used for water fluoridation, and polonium-210 is one of two decay products of uranium. Furthermore, polonium decays into stable lead-206, which also has significant health risks—especially in children—and research has indeed shown that drinkingfluoridated water increases lead absorption
in your body.
Back in 1983, the Deputy Administrator of the EPA Office of Water, Rebecca Hanmer, summarized and defended the EPA’s policy on adding toxic fluoride to drinking water in the following manner,10
which is quite telling once you know where the fluoride comes from, and the origins of the idea behind water fluoridation
as a public health policy:
"In regard to the use of fluosilicic (fluorosilicic) acid as a source of fluoride for fluoridation, this agency regards such use as an ideal environmental solution to a long-standing problem. By recovering by-product fluosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized, and water utilities have a low-cost source of fluoride available to them."