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BELLAIRE -An accidental contamination of Bellaire's water system on Monday caused at least 16 people to inquire about physical symptoms related to the water problem, but no one sought medical treatment at Belmont Community or Wheeling hospitals.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency later checked the quality of the water and determined the water to be safe around 12:30 p.m. According to Water Treatment Supervisor Kirk Baker, the mistake actually happened Sunday around 11 a.m. when a drum of hydrochloric acid was accidentally put into the water system instead of hydrofluoric acid or fluoride. It was discovered Monday morning when workers noticed a strong odor and different pH levels in the water than normal.
Ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds (worst 10%) to ecosystems and human health. Source
Exposure to chemical substances can cause adverse effects on the muscles, bones, and joints (Musculoskeletal Toxicity). The bone disorders arthritis, fluorosis, and osteomalacia are among the musculoskeletal diseases that can be induced by occupational or environmental toxicants. Source
Originally posted by flyindevil
reply to post by helpmefindtheway
Wait, why is hydrofluoric acid (HF) being put in the water in the first place? The only "logical" reason for it to be put into water is to neutralize it with sodium hydroxide, so it can be changed into sodium fluoride (and yes: it is bad for you either way). Do they just put HF directly into the water? If so, it is just as bad as hydrochloric acid (HCl) being put in.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by M157yD4wn
Nope. You have to use reverse osmosis.
Originally posted by M157yD4wn
Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if Granulated Carbon filters out Flouride? feel free to u2u me, as not to interfere with the thread.