fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.
Really, is it any wonder that fluoride should freak people out?
Since the 1950s, fluoride has adapted itself to the prevailing concerns of the time.
It may be prepared by the action of hydrofluoric acid upon lime, as directed under Barium, fluoride of.
The clarified solution of fluoride of sodium is then drawn off, and the alumina treated as above described.
The fluoride of calcium, or fluorspar, may be used for this experiment.
Its properties agree with those of the fluoride of iodine prepared by Gore by the action of iodine on silver fluoride.
By treating the dyed colour with a solution of fluoride of chromium, its fastness to washing is materially increased.
fluoride fluor·ide (flur'īd', flôr'-)
A compound of fluorine with another element.
The univalent anion of fluorine.