Monday, October 1, 2012

Research Professor Roger Masters on Silicofluoride toxicity in drinking water.

Dr. Masters is graduate of Harvard University and University of Chicago, former professor at Yale university, President of the Foundation for Neuroscience and Society and Nelson D. Rockefeller Professor Emeritus in the Dartmouth College Department of Government. He is recognized by Continental who’s who among college professors.

Dr. Masters has for several decades researched the causes of violence and other dysfunctional human behavior such as ADD, ADHD, drug abuse and the neurotoxicity of pollutants. He has authored over 150 peer reviewed scholarly articles and journalistic essays in English, French, and German, including contributions to Quarterly Review of Biology, Ethology and Sociobiology, American Political Science Review, World Politics, Politics and Life Sciences, Environmental Toxicology, International Journal of Environmental Studies, etc.

“Over the last decade, I've worked with Myron J. Coplan, a chemist who  is former Vice President of Albany International Corp., on evidence  indicating that the use of either fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) or  sodium silicofluoride (Na2SiF6) is directly associated with substantial harm to the local population as measured by the following  data. These silicofluoride compounds are toxic before addition to water, and have never been tested for safety even though they're added  to water delivered to 4.5million Irish Citizens; their approval by the  Health Service Executive for use instead of sodium fluoride in water  fluoridation was based on the "assumption" that just as sodium  fluoride (NaF) splits into its component elements (Na + F), the  silicofluorides would do the same.  

There's no evidence that this occurs completely, and substantial evidence that the silica forms  "colloidal silica" AND lowers the pH (i.e., increases the acidity of  the water to which it has been added.   Since silicofluoride is a  highly corrosive chemical, BEFORE it begins to break up (in the  chemical process called "hydrolysis"), there is also more leaching of  lead from copper pipes and meters (research of R. Maas et al.,  NEUROTOXICOLOGY 28 (2007),1023).  Due to these and other mechanisms  (not all of which are understood), there is unquestionable data linking silicofluoride treated water with the following harmful side effects:

• higher children's blood lead levels

• lower scores on standardized tests (ave. scores on 9 different MCAS scores (varied grades and subjects) in Massachusetts).
• effects of substance abuse and cocaine:

(See also: Masters, R. and Coplan, M. (1999b) “A Dynamic, Multi-factorial Model of Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Crime: Linking  Neuroscience and Behavior to Toxicology,” Social Science Information, 38:591-624  Articulation of the linkages between neurotoxicity, brain  chemistry, environmental pollution, and behavior (with focus on  substance abuse and crime),using data from National  Institute of Justice study of drug use in over 30,000 criminal offenders at time of arrest).  Data show that where silicofluorides are in use, criminals are more likely to consume alcohol, more likely to have used cocaine at time of arrest – and that communities have significantly higher crime rates.

• increased rates of Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in children
• silicofluoride is also highly associated with rates of violent crime (multivariate analysis of data for all 3141 U.S. counties in both 1985 and 1991)
• Acetylcholinesterase inhibition (i.e., reducing the activity of the  enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine -- the basic activity generating neurotransmitter); blocking the enzyme acetylcholinesterase is therefore one of many biochemical mechanisms associated with loss of impulse control, greater hyperactivity, and behavioral problems in addition to ADHD.
* Overall summaries confirm these and other harmful side effects:

There are more articles, both published and in press, this should be sufficient to list these compounds as toxic chemicals, under the EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals Regulations on  dangerous chemicals. 

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