Fluorine was essential to the Manhattan Project.
The U.S. couldn’t make The Bomb without it.
Elemental fluorine is mixed with uranium to make a volatile gas – uranium hexafluoride (UF6).
UF6 is called “hex” in the nuclear weapons industry – one atom of uranium surrounded by six atoms of fluorine.
Fluorine gas is what makes uranium so toxic.
The Manhattan Project’s first experiments required 33 tons of UF6 every month.
They renamed this highly toxic fluorine gas “fresh air” – a classic example of George Orwell’s Newspeak (doublespeak).
Nuclear workers were losing their teeth and developing pulmonary fibrosis.
Wounds healed slowly, and workers were dying.
Christopher Bryson (The Fluorine Deception, 2004) wrote …
“Incredibly, fluorine was not the most toxic gas to which workers risked exposure. When excess fluorine was vented to the atmosphere (a common procedure, as we shall see) a truly venomous family of even deadlier compounds – ‘oxyfluorides’ – were formed. One of these chemicals, oxygen fluoride, a ‘bi-product of fluorine disposal,’ was probably the ‘most toxic substance known,’ bomb program researchers bluntly reported.”
The DayGlo Elite used homeopathy to solve their problem – fluorine opposed to fluorine.
Columbia University combined carbon with fluorine – fluorocarbon.
The Manhattan Project coated all their nuclear machinery with fluorocarbon – code-named Joe’s stuff – to protect it from fluorine.
They also used fluorocarbon to cool their machinery.
The Manhattan Project required thousands of tons of fluorocarbons, and created an entirely new industry.
Many workers were dying in both industries – the nuclear weapons industry and the fluorocarbon industry.
Black workers were hired because the damage was more evident on white skin.
The DayGlo Elite and their insurers, Aetna and Travelers, needed a “cover” to justify fluorine’s (1) Top Secret use and (2) its safety.
So they colluded with the AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION to cover up fluorine’s dangers.
Uranium and fluorocarbon workers couldn’t sue for damages if fluorine was “harmless” enough to be “necessary” for dental health.