“Because of the affinity of strontium and fluoride to form highly insoluble Sr90F2, the consumption of water that has been artificially fluoridated may increase the danger of Strontium 90 to man and animals.”
In 1958 Barry Commoner [♦] and others showed that the teeth of every baby in the US had some level of strontium 90 accumulation as a direct result of fall-out from nuclear testing in the 1940s and 1950s.
An article published in a 1958 Dental Digest by Dr. James G Kerwin, Director of the Central Division of thePassaicDepartment of Health in New Jersey, sheds more light on the issue of strontium and fluoride interactions:
“Because of the affinity of strontium and fluoride to form highly insolubleSr90F2, the consumption of water that has been artificially fluoridated may increase the danger of Strontium 90 to man and animals.”
“For obvious reasons it is necessary for the body to be able to get rid of any radioactive strontium as quickly as possible. Under normal circumstances the body does this, but only at a slow rate. If, however, fluoride has been consumed, for example, from artificial fluoridated drinking water, then Strontium-90 and the fluoride may precipitate as the highly insoluble Sr90F2 within the body. This means that the rate at which Strontium-90 is excretedor thrown off will be even slower than ordinarily occurs.” [♦♦]
“It is known that fluorides are powerful inhibitors of enzyme action, and that many types of enzymes are affected, including some that are essential for cellular oxidation…The wide variety of enzymes known to be poisoned by fluoride accounts for the different manifestations of fluorosis; that is, the different symptoms associated with fluoride poisoning. “
“Life processes are so delicately balanced that any change, any departure from the normally established order at the cellular level, is likely to be for the worse. Thus a combination of radioactive strontium and fluoride, forming Sr90F2, could do great harm. If the entire population of the United States received small doses of additional radiation from Strontium-90 which was combined with fluoride in the body, and thus was prevented from being excreted, it is likely that several thousands among the generation of ten million children may be definitely handicapped because of gene mutation due to internal radiation.”
“There is still another aspect to consider; that is, a population that is exposed generation after generation to an increasing amount of Strontium-90 and fluoride may quite likely exhibit a higher death rate coupled with a lower birth rate, both due to harmful radiations and the resulting mutations.”
and politician. He was a leading ecologist and among the
founders of the modern environmental movement.
One of Barry Commoner’s lasting legacies is his
four laws of ecology, as written in
The Closing Circle in 1971.
❝ …Radioactive elements are structurally similar to their non-radioactive counterparts, differing in the number of neutrons the atoms contain. This is why nutrition is important in preventing or blocking damage from exposure to radioactive elements.
If you do not obtain sufficient amounts of calcium, potassium, and other minerals in your diet, your body may absorb radioactive elements that are similar in structure to these nutrients.
For example, if you do not obtain enough calcium, your body will absorb radioactive strontium 90 or other elements that are similar in structure to calcium, if they are available. Similarly, if you obtain sufficient potassium from your diet, your body will be less likely to retain any radioactive cesium 137 it encounters, as this element is similar to potassium.
If the cells are able to obtain all nutrients they need from your diet,
they will be less likely to absorb radioactive substitutes,
which are then more likely to be discarded from the body… ❞