August 6, 2013 — On May 9, 2013, EPA received a petition from J. William Hirzy, Ph.D., Chemist in Residence, with American University, requesting that EPA take action under section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to prohibit the use of hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) as a water fluoridation agent. Read the petition (PDF) (255 pp., 17 mb.) and EPA’sacknowledgement letter (PDF) (1 p., 259 kb.)
On August 6, 2013, EPA notified the petitioners that after careful consideration, the Agency denied the TSCA section 21 petition because the evidence presented by the petitioners does not adequately support a conclusion that HFSA, when used as a fluoridation agent, presents or will present an unreasonable risk to health or the environment and that a TSCA section 6 rulemaking is necessary to protect adequately against such risk.
See the Agency’s response (PDF)
From Aliss Terpstra:
Well, there we have it. Proof that the government considers itself completely infallible and beyond the reach of democracy, justice and even the laws of nature. The EPA owns the whole pet shop. This parrot is not dead, because the EPA says it’s just resting.
The EPA says that its own commissioned National Research Council science panel findings of irreversible harm and incontrovertible human suffering from consumption of relatively low fluoride levels (0.3-0.9 mg/L) in drinking water “does not adequately support a conclusion that HFSA used as a fluoridation agent” (at 0.7-0.9 mg/L!!) is a problem.
The EPA says that thyroid disease, increased risk of cancer occurrence and decreased survival expectancy after diagnosis, tooth fluorosis in kids, bone fluorosis in high intake and medically vulnerable consumers, kidney damage, IQ reduction, anemia, IBS, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, preterm birth, migraines, hypersensitivity effects on skin affecting 1-5% of exposed consumers even if they don’t drink the water, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndromes, mental depression and ADD – are actually “reasonable” risks to health that the government says the public may expect and must endure WITHOUT RECOURSE from the addition of HFSA to public drinking water.
The EPA says there isn’t enough evidence to conclude that HFSA should not be added to public drinking water to reach a fluoride level five to fifty times what nature usually provides in natural source water taken for drinking, and discharged into the downstream environment at a level that radically changes the calcium ratio and kills keystone species in the aquatic food chain. Apparently common sense and logic are irrelevant in EPA decisions.
The EPA ignores the rule that UNESCO already wrote and the rest of the world signed, and says there has to be a new rule before fetus, infant, child and medically vulnerable consumer can have the human right not to be forced to suffer the effects of fluoride toxicity from HFSA added to their paid-for drinking water. A new rule, before any action can be taken to put a stop to the picayune obsessions of sociopathic public health officials up there in that protected section of the CDC offices in Atlanta where they study every horrible thing that Mengele ever did and try to figure out how to mandate it as a public policy for private profit.
Congratulations, America! You’ve been Reaped by the EPA! Welcome to the Hunger Games, and may the odds be EVER in your favour.