Fluoride as a Disinfectent for Coliforn Bacteria???

Richard Mateles rmateles at candida.com
Thu Oct 9 13:29:07 EST 1997

Elemental gaseous fluorine will be toxic to E. coli as well as any other
living thing.  Fluoride is not particulaly toxic, but the toxicity depends
on the concntration and the duration of exposure.  Fluroide is not used as
far as I know as an antiseptic or bactericide.

Rich Mateles 

Farris Willingham <farris at telepath.com> wrote in article
<343CFBDB.7F9B at telepath.com>...
> Hello,
> 	I need information on whether fluoride or Fluorine is toxic
> 	to Coliform Bacteria specifically E.coli.
> 	Please reply to okieenv at telepath.com
> Thank you for your help.
> Charles

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