How the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences.
.......Although mostly forgotten today, the "chemist's war of Prohibition" remains one of the strangest and most deadly decisions in American law-enforcement history. As one of its most outspoken opponents, Charles Norris, the chief medical examiner of New York City during the 1920s, liked to say, it was "our national experiment in extermination."
........the U.S. government's controversial decision in the 1970s to spray Mexican marijuana fields with Paraquat, an herbicide. Its use was primarily intended to destroy crops, but government officials also insisted that awareness of the toxin would deter marijuana smokers. They echoed the official position of the 1920s—if some citizens ended up poisoned, well, they'd brought it upon themselves.
Hydrogen fluoride and sodium fluoride
Evaluation of the effects on reproduction, recommendation for classification
Subcommittee on the Classification of Reproduction Toxic Substances
A Committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands:
to the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
No. 2009/04OSH, The Hague, December 17, 2009
Mainly because of its high local toxicity, no reproductive toxicity data of HF are
available. Since fluoride compounds of any source occurs in the systemic circulation
only as free ionic or as organically bound fluoride and because of all fluoride
compounds, most information is available about the reproductive effects of Hydrogen fluoride and sodium fluoride NaF, in this evaluation the effects of NaF are described to give insight into the reproductive effects of fluoride compounds.
Exposure to fluoride compounds mainly occurs via the drinking water. In
human studies, the source of fluoride exposure is generally not specified.
Three studies are available concerning the effects of fluoride compounds on
human fertility.7-9 These studies are, however, of limited quality and the committee
is of the opinion that they are not suitable for evaluating the reproductive
http://www.gezondheidsraad.nl/sites/def ... uoride.pdf
SUMMARY OF ENTIRE REPORT:
At the request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health
Council of the Netherlands evaluates the effects on the reproduction of
substances at the workplace. The evaluation and subsequent classification,
according to the Directive 93/21/EEC of the European Union, are performed by
the Subcommittee on Classification of Reproduction toxic substances of the
Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety of the Health Council,
hereafter called the committee. In the present report, the committee has reviewed
hydrogen fluoride and sodium fluoride.
The committee’s recommendations are:
• for effects on fertility, the committee recommends not classifying hydrogen
and sodium fluoride on the basis of a lack of appropriate human data and
sufficient animal data which show that classification is not indicated.
• for effects on development of the progeny, the committee recommends not
classifying hydrogen and sodium fluoride on the basis of a lack of
appropriate human data and sufficient animal data which show that
classification is not indicated.
• the committee is of the opinion that sufficient human data regarding effects
of hydrogen and sodium fluoride on lactation show that a label is not
http://www.gezondheidsraad.nl/sites/def ... ide%20.pdf
I don't completly understand those 3 points, but that is ofcourse how they play it... we normal human beings can't always understand the lawyertalk of these people... what I do know is that it stinks... and I still don;t have a clue wether they put Sodium Fluoride in my drinking water here in The Netherlands...?!
Can someone with good english grammar explain to me what it means?
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