Kyle Joseph O’Connor,
reflects on sodium fluoride and
ant poison purchased from eBay
11 January 2012
I would like to show the entire district of Muskoka what I purchased on eBay. I’m not excited about the latest game console, nor am I prepared to brag about an autographed photo of my favourite celebrity icon.
What I purchased is a vintage bottle of ant poison, which surprisingly has never been opened. I would not want to consume the contents inside this vintage bottle of insecticide, nor would I ever want to use this product, but in reality we have all consumed the contents in this insecticide because the active ingredient is composed of 95 per cent sodium fluoride.
If you are curious as to why sodium fluoride is the active ingredient in a vintage bottle of ant poison, the answer is simple: because it has patents for it. Yes, sodium fluoride has patents for insecticides dating back to 1896 when Charles Hengry Higbee patented the compounds of fluoride for the purpose of destroying insects. The bottle of Ant Pizen I have states: “Caution this preparation contains sodium fluoride which is a deadly poison.” It can be difficult to find such direct information regarding sodium fluoride as a poison, but it is a true fact. Sodium fluoride is both a contact and a stomach poison; for this reason, most exterminators know the substance to work tremendously better on grown insects rather than larvae because adults have self cleaning habits which larvae do not.
Needless to say, sodium fluoride does not sound safe for human consumption. A deadly poison and patented insecticide, sodium fluoride is all this and more. How did public water supplies become vehicles for the delivery of a toxic substance, which is dangerous to both our health and the environment as well? The truth is that sodium fluoride made its way into public water supplies due to massive, if not astronomical, conflicts of interest. A report dating to the Cold war (once classified for reasons of national security) brings to light very valuable information that we must all recognize. The report had been commissioned during the ultra-secret Manhattan project and was to assess the effect of fluoride on humans. Millions of tons of fluoride were essential in the production of bomb-grade uranium and plutonium. If the public had known that fluoride was one of the most toxic chemicals known and that fluoride was the leading chemical health hazard for the US atomic bomb program then it would have pulled the rug from under the army.
Big industries also play a role with conflicts of interest. Both the aluminum industry and phosphate mining operations also create toxic fluoride chemicals. These chemicals had at one time been released directly from smokestacks, but this was placed to an end when signs of environmental destruction became obvious. Upon well-deserved litigation, polluting corporations were forced to capture highly toxic gaseous compounds, which soon became accomplished with the installation of wet scrubber systems. Environmental destruction and pollution could now be avoided, but this came at a cost. Industries were now required to pay money for the proper disposal of hazardous waste that is until a moneymaking miracle happened. Should it be any surprise that the first suggestion to fluoride water came from Francis. C. Frary, a director of the aluminum laboratory for the aluminum company of America? Now big industries have the ability to not only waive costs for the proper disposal of their hazardous wastes, but they also make a profit by selling their waste as a premium product.
Muskoka alone pays approximately $30,000 for these chemicals annually plus the addition of $13,200 in operational costs. It should also be known that the capital cost for the construction of chemical feed system was in order of $100,000. A moneymaking miracle for big industries, but a misfortune for ourselves. Do not allow this crime to continue! Please partake in the surety of the safety of our water. Participate in the movement to end artificial water fluoridation, which will directly benefit our health, our local environment and Muskoka’s accounts.
Kyle Joseph O’Connor