Calcium fluoride is an insoluble ionic compound of calcium and fluorine and occurs naturally as a mineral fluoride (also known as fluorspar) and as ‘Blue John’. It is the source of most of the world’s fluorine. It is a water insoluble source for use in oxygen sensitive application.
Fluorides range from severe toxins such as sarin to life-saving pharmaceuticals such as efavirenz and from refractory materials such as calcium fluoride to highly reactive sulphur tetrafluoride. In extremely low concentrations (parts per million), fluoride compounds are used in health applications. They also have significant uses in synthetic organic chemistry. Calcium fluoride is generally available in volumes.
It is a cell salt that is used by the body to help retain proper elasticity of tissues. Any condition arising from loss of connective tissue integrity and strength, such as weakness of bone, enamel, ligaments and tendons and all prolapsed tissues, including nodes and nodules can be treated with calcium fluoride.
When ingested directly, fluoride compounds are readily absorbed by the intestines; over time the compound is excreted through the urine. However, an overdose of calcium fluoride can cause muscle weakness, nausea, kidney stones, frequent urination, constipation, headaches or even a coma. In high concentrations, fluoride compounds are toxin. Fluoride is taken out of circulation by the body and traceable amounts of it found in the bone. A urine test is a good indication of high exposure to calcium fluoride in the recent past. High concentration salts of fluorine are toxic if swallowed or inhaled. Contact with high concentration fluoride compounds with skin or eyes is dangerous.
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