posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 07:15 AM
reply to post by wasaka
Ok... First of all, Natural News is perhaps one of the most anti-science publications I have ever had the misfortune to come across. They not only
regularly post material which is highly factually questionable, but deliberately mis-interpret the science behind certain aspects of thier material,
to make things look more sensational than they are, and brainwash the hell out of people. Thier twaddle is no more valid than half the crap you see on
Fox News, and as we all know, Fox is a crock of crap.
On the specific idiocy in question, yes, sodium flouride can be used in the creation of various highly toxic chemical agents. However, did you know
that bananas are radioactive? Did you know that some fruits contain arsenic? Did you know that our own bodies contain chemicals which in any other
setting and distribution throughout the body, would be lethal, especially in concentrated form?
The fact is, that the lethality of a chemical has nothing to do with what it CAN be used for. I COULD use lead to fix a roof, or to make an old
school musket ball to blow a hole in a person with. I could use good old fashioned air to kill someone, if I jammed a needle full of it into a vein
and pushed the plunger. Did you know you can die from drinking an excess of pure, un tampered with water?
Virtually anything in the right concentration will kill you, even breathing too much pure oxygen, so please lets not go TOTALLY mental about this
particular situation. The water you drink does not contain as many parts per million of sodium flouride as the chemical attack in Syria, and any
publication which seeks to compare the two as anything other than an interesting coincidence is evidently not worth reading, or indeed using as the
proverbial toilet paper.
Now, I am not saying that water flouridation is great, and all concerns over it are hogwash, but I am saying that comparing the sodium flouride in
your water with the terrifying concentrations which would be necessary to weaponise that chemical, is moronic at best, and at worst places the Natural
News desk staff at just below the intelligence required to get into nursery school.