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Sarin And Other Fluorinated Chemicals

Dear Editor-in-Chief, Kathleen Cordeiro and Editor, Kathie Ragsdale, I’d like to bring the following information to your attention.


Scientific American

Better Killing through Chemistry


It all started when James M. Tour, a well-known organic chemist at Rice University and sometime Scientific American author, began to ring the alarm bells about chemical terrorism. While serving on a U.S. Defense Department panel to study the possibility, Tour concluded that nothing stood in the way of someone trying to acquire the ingredients of a chemical weapon. In an essay last year in Chemical & Engineering News he argued for restricting the purchase of key chemicals. “They¿re too easily available,” Tour told me. “There are no checks and balances………”


Instead Tour got a big box the next day by overnight mail. By following one of the well-known recipes for sarin¿mixing dimethyl methylphosphonate, phosphorus trichloride, “sodium fluoride” and alcohol in the right amounts and sequence¿he could have made 280 grams of the stuff or a comparable amount of soman or GF. (That¿s more than 100 teaspoonfuls.) All this for $130.20 plus shipping and handling……..





Now please take notof the information in Section 11 – Toxicological Information which you’ll find on page 5 in the next link.


This is a Material Safety Data Sheet for Fluorosilicic Acid/”sillyacid” and you still say that water fluoridation is safe and effective, especially when there have never ever been any safety studies done throughout the world.








Now I’m sure that this information will get you interested in what you are promoting as “Safe and Effective.”



Nerve Agent Precursor: Sodium Fluoride



Sodium fluoride is used in the manufacture of G-type nerve agents in the same way as hydrogen fluoride. It is usually prepared by the reaction of sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate with hydrofluoric acid. Hydrofluoric is made on a large scale or can be made and sodium hydroxide and carbonate are also made on a large scale. For example, in 2002, European manufacture of sodium carbonate in 2002 was approximately 1.5 million tonnes and 5.6 million tonnes of sodium hydroxide was also manuafctured that year.





G-type nerve agents


CBRNE – Nerve Agents, G-series – Tabun, Sarin, Soman



The organophosphate nerve agents tabun (GA), sarin (GB), soman (GD), and cyclosarin (GF) are among the most toxic chemical warfare agents known.[1] Together they comprise the G-series nerve agents, thus named because German scientists first synthesized them, beginning with GA in 1936. GB was discovered next in 1938, followed by GD in 1944 and finally the more obscure GF in 1949. The only other known nerve agent, O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothioate (VX), is discussed in a separate article of this journal (see CBRNE – Nerve Agents, V-series – Ve, Vg, Vm, Vx)………..

In 1994, the Japanese terrorist cult, Aum Shinrikyo, synthesized and then deployed GB against civilians at Matsumoto, Japan, killing 8 people.[6] The following year, the same terrorist group released GB again in the infamous Tokyo Subway sarin attack, killing 13 and sending 5500 persons to local hospitals.[7]





Ectoparasiticide use in contemporary Australian livestock production


Sodium fluoride and sodium fluorosilicate had application against lice (Roberts 1952), with sodium fluorosilicate in combination with phenothiazine and flour applied as a dust (Seddon 1967a). Magnesium fluorosilicate in combination with rotenone and sulphur is still used today to treat sheep lice, itch mites and ked infestations.





Safe and Effective” I don’t think so, but it all sounds very nice and very comforting doesn’t it.


It is an excellent marketing “American apple pie slogan,” but I’m so sorry to say, that these are just 3 words which have absolutely no science behind them.


But they do have a lot of “GREENBACKS” behind them, don’t they!





The information here is just the tip of a massive iceberg and if you need more, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Yours sincerely and thank you for your time


Darryl Turner

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