On October 25, 2010 following four long years of campaigning,
presentations, forums, and debates; Waterloo, Ontario citizens
to shut down their 44 year fluoridation practice.
Decommissioning of fluoridation equipment and hydrofluorosilicic
acid (HFSA) ensued shortly thereafter on November 29, 2010.
What's the fate of hydrofluorosilicic acid chemical inventory when
municipality decides to end water fluoridation? Now that it can
longer be diluted into the drinking water supply, remaining
hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) reverts back to hazardous waste
once again; requiring licensed, costly, hazardous waste
and proper disposal.