Daily Archives: November 27, 2012

Bradford (VT) stops adding fluoride

Following the fluoride issue is a hobby for me…..I find it very interesting at how cities deal with it and how the press reports it.

When a small group votes to add it, like in Pinellas County fluoride, it is a good thing reported in the press. When a small group votes to stop it, it is a bad thing and the press trashes the decision.

Here is the situation reported in Bradford, Vermont (click here). I am not surprised that the Vermont “socialist”-minded dentists are unhappy…..but it is refreshing to see some water suppliers and districts are thinking clearly enough to vote to stop it, rather than bowing to the political pressure to go along with the fluoride cabal.

 

Columbia (SC) should save its money….drop fluoride addition…

“In fiscal year 2012, Columbia spent $47,000 to purchase fluorosilicic acid from The Mosaic Co., a Plymouth, Minn.-based agricultural products firm. Company spokesman Rob Litt said fluorosilicic acid is a byproduct of fertilizer production.”

Click here for the full report.

Binghamton (NY) drinking water free of fracking chemicals

“The City of Binghamton primarily takes its drinking water from the Susquehanna River. There are currently gas wells in Susquehanna County, in the river’s watershed. After a Great Bend, PA Councilman raised concerns about run-ff of frack-water surface spills, Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan decided to order additional tests on the city’s water. The tests for strontium, methane, ethane, propane and butane all came back within acceptable limits.”

Click here for the full article….

Water Treatment Chemicals And Technology Market Report issued

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the water treatment chemicals market and sub-markets in the next six years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the water treatment chemicals industry in terms of product and geography. We have used a combination of primary and secondary research to arrive at the market estimates, market shares and trends. We have adopted a bottom-up model to derive market size of the water treatment chemicals market and further validated market estimates with the key market participants and C-level executives.

This report highlights the industry with the following points:

  • Definition, estimates and forecast of water treatment chemicals market from 2011 to 2018
  • Analysis of product segments water treatment product market with historical data and forecast
  • Trends and forecast for four geographic markets, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and RoW based on segments of water treatment product market
  • Profiles of major market participants for better understanding of their contributions

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of water treatment products in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth analysis of water treatment product manufacturers, product sales, trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the major product segments of the global water treatment chemicals market and provides historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered. The study presents a comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies and winning imperatives for them by segmenting the market as below:

Pumping Systems

  • Pumps
  • Valves & Controls
  • Automation Systems

Chemicals

  • Coagulants and flocculants
  • Anti-foamants and defoamers
  • Corrosion and scale inhibitors
  • Activated carbon
  • Biocides
  • Others

Membrane Systems

  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Microfiltration
  • Electrodialysis
  • Gas Separation & Others

In addition the report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to following geographical markets:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

The in-depth research and high level analysis will allow water treatment product manufacturers, lawmakers, large retailers, and development agencies to make informed decisions about water treatment products manufacturing, designing marketing, growth strategies and gaining competitive advantage.

Click here to purchase….

Pinnellas County (FL) Commissioners play politics with dental health…

Portions of Florida are known for corruption and voter fraud (by the admission of democrats who live there)….and I would have to wonder if that is not the case here. The reversal of the Pinnellas County Commissioners is typical big metropolitan area politics. The fluoride chemicals industry is very large and politically active……and while I am certainly not against business by any means, as an engineer following any recognized code of ethics I would have to put the health of each person first and vote no, rather than bowing to the interest of industry and that of special interests (activist dentists and federal agencies).

There is bipartisan opposition to adding fluoride. But insted the democrat party is government and survives on government programs such as adding an unnecessary chemical as fluoride to drinking water. So like in Phoenix, Arizona, this action to add fluoride is about funding the right donors….

Fluoride-containing tea presents fluorosis risk…

R.L. Quock, J.X. Gao, J.T. Chan. Tea fluoride concentration and the pediatric patient. Food Chemistry. Volume 130, Issue 3, Pages 615–617.

The purpose of this study was to measure the fluoride concentrations of various commercially available tea infusions, with a specific focus on risk of fluorosis. 100 ml infusions of 43 different tea brands were kept at a constant temperature of 85 °C and measured for fluoride concentration at 5, 15, 30, 60, and 120 min using a fluoride ion-specific electrode and millivolt meter. After 5 min at 85 °C mean fluoride concentration, in μg/ml with standard deviation, was 2.08 ± 1.24 for caffeinated tea infusions, 4.38 ± 0.97 for decaffeinated tea infusions, and 0.05 ± 0.02 for herbal teas. Caffeinated teas derived from the traditional source, Camellia sinensis, demonstrated significantly higher concentrations of fluoride than herbal teas (p < 0.01). Furthermore, decaffeinated teas demonstrated significantly higher concentrations of fluoride than caffeinated teas (p < 0.01). Some tea infusions may place a pediatric patient at higher risk for fluorosis if consumed as the primary source of hydration.