HIV/AIDS Skepticism

Pointing to evidence that HIV is not the necessary and sufficient cause of AIDS

Modern medicine in cartoon nutshells

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2011/01/08

A correspondent just alerted me to these insightful cartoons which comment capably on certain aspects of modern medicine, including a couple about HIV/AIDS.

2 Responses to “Modern medicine in cartoon nutshells”

  1. Martin said

    Hi Dr. Bauer, Those were very funny. But I have a question more down your alley in chemistry. The fluoridation of water: one of the most common chemicals added to water is sodium fluoride [NaF] (like sodium chloride). Is there some sort of reaction that takes place over time that converts sodium fluoride into hydrofluoric acid [HF]? Hydrofluoric acid in addition to being an extreme poison is very bad for bones and teeth. It’s been reported that many people have been getting deteriorated teeth possibly because of fluoridated water. Is this a reasonable characterizaion of the problem of fluoridated water?

    • Henry Bauer said

      Martin:
      It takes a very strong, concentrated acid to convert NaF to HF, and couldn’t happen at the high dilution of fluoridated water. I don’t know what is deleterious about fluoridated water, but there’s an enormous literature out there by people who have opposed fluoridation for decades.

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