266 Trillion Atoms of Lead
That’s What is in a Litre of Fluoridated Water
By James Robert Deal J.D.
Assisted by Richard Sauerheber Ph.D.
May 2, 2013
Most water districts which fluoridate do so with fluorosilicic acid, as to Seattle and Everett. Portland leaders propose to use fluorosilicic acid. However, fluorosilicic acid is not just fluorosilicic acid. It is a mixture of at least a dozen elements and compounds. We focus on lead because it is so extremely toxic, because all agree that no lead should be added, and because fluorosilicic acid contains lead and is effective at leaching lead from pipes.
This is the short version or our analysis. Read the detailed version at www.Fluoride-Class-Action.com/What-Is-In-It, which explains where we got our information.
NSF admits that fluorosilicic acid can directly add as much as 1.1 ppb lead to drinking water. Using Avagadro’s calculations, this means that fluoridation will add up to 4.647 trillion atoms of lead per liter of water. But wait! It gets worse.
Portland already has a lead problem because so many old houses, old apartment buildings, old schools, and old business buildings have some lead in pipes, solder, and faucets. Around 10% of randomly studied Portland taps already have first draw lead readings exceeding 12 ppb lead, which calculates as 50.69 trillion atoms of lead per liter of water. Even newer brass pipes and faucets can legally contain 8% lead, and fluorosilicic acid is not the only chemical which will leach lead. Portland water comes from a very acidic or “soft” water source. Bull Run water is snow melt water, which is mostly free of typical positive ion minerals such as calcium and magnesium. For water not to leach lead from pipes, it must be very alkaline, as were Roman pipes. It was not the lead in the pipes which damaged Roman brains but the lead in the lead acetate which they used as a sweetener, and which came from lead pots and pans.
Compare the Portland reading with readings from Everett, Washington, which fluoridates with fluorosililcic acid. In Everett 10% of randomly studied Everett taps have first draw lead readings which exceed 63 ppb, which works out to around 266 trillion atoms of lead. There is no reason to believe that Portland, being an older city than Everett, will not see lead levels equal or exceed those in Everett. But it gets worse. This is what Portland can expect in the way of lead levels, and that is why I entitled this article as I did.
But wait! It get’s worse. A scandal arose in Seattle in 2004. In Seattle schools lead levels in first draw water from drinking fountains measured an astounding 1,600 ppb, around 6.759 thousand trillion atoms of lead per liter. Seattle also fluoridates with fluorosililcic acid. Portland could expect lead levels occasionally to reach such levels in old schools, apartments, and commercial buildings.
Drinking water fluoridated at 1 ppm fluoride contains the following percentages and number of atoms or molecules of the following elements and compounds as it emerges from your tap. These are the amounts added directly as dental chemicals plus amounts added to neutralize the acidic dental chemicals plus amounts leached by the acidic dental chemicals:
Element or Compound
PPM or PPB or PPT
up to this level
|Number of Atoms or Molecules Per Liter of Water Where water is fluoridated with fluorosilicic acid at 1.0 ppm fluoride ion|
|31.8 billion billion atoms|
|fluorosilicic acid – leaving treatment||
|hydrogen fluoride (in tanker) 1.5%||
|465 billion billion molecules at extremely low pH|
|hydrogen fluoride in tap water||
|602 billion atoms at pH 7.6 per liter|
|hydrogen fluoride in stomach||
|15.05 million billion atoms at pH 3 per liter of liquid|
|silicic acid in tanker truck||
|fluorosilicic acid has not yet broken down|
|silicic acid in tap water||
|3.763 trillion molecules of orthosilicic acid per liter of water|
|24.38 thousand trillion atoms of selenium per liter of water|
|24.68 thousand trillion atoms of copper per liter of water|
|lead – leaving Everett treatment plant||
|4.647 trillion atoms of lead per liter of water NSF admits that fluorosilicic acid can add this much lead to drinking water|
|lead – at 10% of Portland taps||
|50.69 trillion atoms of lead, this level or higher in 10% of random Portland taps|
|lead – at 10% of Everett taps||
|266 trillion atoms of lead this level or higher in 10% of random Everett taps|
|lead – in Seattle schools||
|6.759 thousand trillion atoms of lead per liter tested in Seattle school drinking fountains|
|arsenic – leaving treatment plant||
|12.8 trillion atoms of arsenic per liter|
|beryllium – leaving treatment plant||
|39.72 trillion atoms of beryllium per lite|
|1.325 trillion atoms of barium per liter|
|2.288 trillion atoms of chromium per liter|
|6.44 trillion atoms of cadmium per liter|
|174.6 billion atoms of thallium per liter|
114.4 billion atoms of mercury per liter