Thursday, 5 April 2012

Safety Information

Hazardous Materials Identification System (H.M.I.S.):
Poisonous solid, toxic if swallowed.

Material Safety Data Sheet Sodium Fluoride (MSDS):
The substance may be toxic to kidneys, lungs, the nervous system, heart, gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, bones, and teeth. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 704:
Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response
Health: NO.3 (Short exposure could cause serious temporary or moderate residual injury).
Instability/Reactivity:.... NO.0
Flammability: .... NO.0

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Canada's national hazard communication standard:
CLASS D-1B: Material causing immediate and serious toxic effects (TOXIC).
CLASS D-2B: Material causing other toxic effects (TOXIC).

European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances (EINECS):

Calcium Fluoride

(The organic calcium-fluoro-phosphate)
Sodium fluoride is entirely different from organic calcium-fluorine-phosphate needed by our bodies and teeth. The organic calcium fluoride is an edible organic salt, is insoluble in water and assailable by the human body, whereas the non-organic Sodium Fluoride used in fluoridating water is toxic and fully water soluble.

The 'Merck Index'  

According to the 'bible' of the pharmaceutical industry, the 'Merck Index', Sodium Fluoride is used as an insecticide, particularly for roaches, ants and rats it seems:

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