Filtration Methods That Will Remove Fluoride
Fluoride is fairly difficult to remove from water. The filters produced by Brita and Pur use activated carbon for filtration. They do not remove any fluoride.
These filtration methods are recommended by the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) and the WQA (Water Quality Association):
- Bone Char Filtration
- Ion-Matrix Filtration
- Activated Alumina Filtration
- Reverse Osmosis Filtration
Here is the document (PDF file) that states the WQA (Water Quality Association) recommendations.
This US-made Aquagear filter is said to certified by ISO 17025 accredited labs tests to remove 90% of fluoride in water. However, I have not tested this claim so I cannot fully recommend it.
Distillation is capable of removing just about anything (except volatile compounds) from water. If you have a distiller, you can use it to remove fluoride. However, distillation takes time and lost of electricity, and makes water taste flat and lifeless.
My recommended distiller: the Megahome Distiller, which costs about $200.
Reverse Osmosis Filters
Reverse osmosis relies on pressure and a semi-permeable membrane to remove contaminants from water. It can remove around 90% fluoride in your water. Contaminants are trapped by the membrane and flushed away in the waste water. The process requires between 2 and 4 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of clean water.
Like distillation, reverse osmosis removes almost everything from water, and makes the water taste flat.
My recommended filter is the iSpring 75GPD 5-Stage Filter, which costs about $170, plus any installation costs.
Why Remove Fluoride From Your Water?
Fluoride is a toxic substance. It is used in pesticides and rodenticides. The FDA now requires that all fluoride toothpaste sold in the U.S. carry a poison warning that instructs users to contact the poison control center if they swallow it. Excessive fluoride exposure is well known to cause skeletal fluorosis (a painful bone disease) and dental fluorosis (discolored teeth). Excessive fluoride exposure has also been linked to a range of other chronic ailments including arthritis, bone fragility, glucose intolerance, gastrointestinal distress and thyroid disease.
Since 2010, over 70 communities have rejected the water fluoridation, including cities like Calgary, Alberta and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Most developed nations have rejected fluoridation, including 97% of western Europe. According to the British Fluoridation Society, there are more people drinking artificially fluoridated water in the United States than all other countries combined.
You also absorb fluoride when showering and bathing. Unfortunately, there are no shower filters that will remove fluoride. However, you can install a whole house filter. I recommend Pure Effect Whole House Filters. Another option is to capture rainwater and use it instead of municipal water — see the book Rainwater Collection For the Mechanically Challenged for more information.
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Very helpful, thank you. We use Waterdrop for years, and very cost-effective. Use advanced activated carbon for high-efficiency filtration and maximum removal of impurities, and very easy to install.https://www.waterdropfilter.com/products/pitcher-filter-for-home-de-lovely-pink?_pos=32&_sid=66b6a35c2&_ss=r&ref=waterfilter
Do you know of any refrigerator water filters that remove fluoride, chlorine, cysts and heavy metals?
Specifically, one that is compatible with Whirlpool 8212652 filter.
– ceramic + Ultraceram Fluoride Removal Filter Cartridge
Can any of these filters have the ability to monitor the fluoride levels in the filtered water?
Hi, what about this filter? Very expencive, i know, but is it as good as it claims?
This is a standard Reverse Osmosis system . The pricing is way out of this world!! Find a local water treatment dealer and ask for the pricing on an RO system
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I could actually be a case study for this topic. Being that I was raised on a farm in the midwest.
For many years of my life, I drank only well water. The area I grew up in was part of a hill system
that created a natural filter of rock. The only time my Father added anything to the well was
when he needed to use lime (completely natural) this was to balance the Ph and to keep bacteria
down. I knew no other water existed except for when I would go to town and stay with my Grands.
Neither myself nor my siblings liked drinking the town water. Our water tasted like real water.
And I was told by my Father that it contained natural fluoride. None of us had any problems with
our teeth. In fact, I was in my 30s before I had what the dentist said was a cavity. That was after I
moved to the city and was there for a few years. I later moved back to the country and I seemed to
feel a lot better. I am certain now there is a connection to the chemicals in the water. Now once
again I am back in the city & I can not drink the water, it makes me sick. We are trying different
filters and such. This has to be addressed by the masses, or we will all be missing our teeth, Ill and
our children will continue to suffer the consequences.
On a recent extended stay in Mexico, I discovered that except for natural sea salt, all the table salt has fluoride and iodine add to it. Since nobody in Mexico drinks the tap water, they decided to add fluoride to something everyone will ingest…the salt. I went to every market searching and found only the natural sea salt has not yet been poisoned. Be careful when you travel.
Sodium fluoride in your water has no relationship to natural calcium fluoride found in your farm drinking water. Sodium fluoride is the biproduct of aluminum foundries. It is highly toxic and kills even in the tiniest of ammounts. Its not safe for ingestion all though they spray it on grapes and other fruit, you should avoid this substance as it has the highest ratings of any poisons.
Publishers and media confuse these quite a bit in literature. This is one of the reasons people think its safe to drink.
Do you remember the movie, “signs”. With Mel Gibson and Joaquin Pheonix & the little girl….Yeah, she
wouldn’t drink the water, it wasn’t because of aliens, it was because the water was poison!!!!!!!!!!
Get the feeling we are being exterminated, or at the very least we are being kept sick for $$$. This
is when some know-it-all programmed robot will say, “oh conspiracy here we go”. NO, I am using
what is known as logic. If you consume the water in any fashion, or form. You are and your loved ones are being poisoned. If you look the other way, you are part of the problem. Get yourself some sort of filter that does
lessen the exposure, then you can make your local and city governments listen to you about stopping the
use of chemicals like this that will kill you, and or make you ill.
Hello, I watched a documentary on why they add fluoride to our water. The fluoride is part of a waste product produced in Manufacturing that they are making more than they know what to do with, so they have mixed it with other chemicals to palm it off as good for us in water for bones and teeth. It has been found that dental decay and bone health has not improved since the introduction of fluoride. It was actually found to be worse than ever. Hip and knee replacements are one of the most expensive and rising conditions in countries with fluoridated water and dental decay is on the rise. Health is not improving but linked to many disease states, with fluoride. These stats have been backed by many scientists and chemists all over the world. Studies have been done on gadava’s on bone health in relation to this problem and the bones are weakened along the striation of bones, in other words, they are weakened. Countries like China and? The Netherlands stopped fluoridation of their water as it was found to be detrimental to health and lowered intelligence.
It is just my opinion, NO data researched – but I feel FLUORIDE might be a HUGE contributor to the MANY cases of EARLY onset Alzheimers in the population.
I have read it was used by the nazi army to control prisoners. Make them docile.
the majority of the powder poison is purchased from China.
I want this vile poison to be stopped. If I have billions of dollars, it would be. For that is what it takes. The corporation with the MOST money has the most power over our coutry…the world perhaps, too.
Just found out my tap water is flouridated. I live in Tyneside, England. I’m so angry. This feels like forced medication.
A friend of mine in the same area has just been diagnosed with a serious thyroid disorder…. Is it related I wonder? And now I know why I can’t make sourdough bread. The fluoride is killing the yeast.
I want to take my water company to court, sue them and force them to pay for water filters for my home. A class action would be nice.
Incidentally – a bad diet, sugar consumption (I’m pointing the finger at our food manufacturers now) and chronic anxiety causes cavities.
Chronic anxiety actually changes the composition of our saliva, making it less protective. It doesn’t take a genius to work out why the Working Class may suffer chronic anxiety more than the rich.
Drinking, consuming and absorbing fluoride does not help our teeth but it does damage your body. Put it in toothpaste but not our water!
I am looking for handy filter useful for both tap water and river/well water. I would prefer it to remove chloramines, fluorides, particulates, bacteria and viruses. Optionally VOC-s and THM-s. It should fit into second layer of EDC. It should filter water, before pouring it into the bottle (in order to add eg. some lemon, or salt). And sucking water from both taps and surface sources (without additional containers) would be an advantage as well. I would hope to find sth. with initial cost up to 100$ initially and filter replacement cost of 20-25$ yearly on average. Free shipment to Poland, or availability of parts there would be additional advantage.
Any suggestions where to find filters fulfilling the above criteria?
Você exporta para o Brasil este tipo de produto?
No Brasil temos alguns fabricantes de filtros, como https://www.marwilt.com.br
Onde encontramos filtros bem qualificados na América Latina
People your thoughts on these?
The problem is, when people become more aware of a health scare like fluoride, greedy corporations start to churn out useless products that don’t work in an effort to cash in on peoples concern.
Take BPA for instance; people got clued in so companies started manufacturing ‘BPA free’ products. What they don’t tell you is that they switched to using BPS or BPF instead which are just as harmful.
That might true about BPA, however fluoride is still present in most municipal water, and it has documented detrimental effects (as listed in the article).
I’ve read a few of your articles, which I find interesting. Thanks for your work. Is there a reason why you don’t mention AquaTru? I’ve been encouraged to buy it, which is what triggered my recent research and wonder what you think of the product. I went through this process a few years ago as well and became so discouraged and confused I did nothing….so maybe this time I can make a decision.
you’re focusing on the wrong point the original poster was trying to make. He realizes the detrimental effects and used BPA as an example on how corporations make it difficult to discern what is a helpful alternative, and what is merely a lateral move to an equally harmful product.
“this synthetic sugar we’ve been using for a decade causes cancer, switch to this one which has no long term usage results but we’re pretty sure will kill you even quicker! But we’ll have made our money so it’s ok!”
Do enough digging and you’ll find it’s not a tin foil hat conspiracy, the same companies/corporations make deadly and harmful products on one hand, and with the other offer the “treatment”…which in most cases cause their own harm…and have their own subsequent “treatment” and so on.
How can we find out if they are using BPS or BPF?
I started using Big Berkey water filter along with the two white fluoride filters. However within days of using this system I developed kidney stone as I have come.to.know that this filter doesn’t not remove calcium, phosphorus, magnesium. Is there a method to remove the above elements?
Reverse osmosis removes everything from water. However, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium are very important minerals for your bones. Drinking a lot of RO water will cause your body to pull those minerals out of your bones… not good. Stones take a long time to grow, and most likely not due to your water. Water PH is important, though, and you may want to add a squirt or two of lemon juice in a liter of water.
These comments and concerns are very disconcerting. We are all in the same boat and I think most everyone agrees the effects of fluoride on the human body are all bad. Why do they put fluoride in water anyway? There are so many options to obtain fluoride free water, but how do we know if they really work or if companies are embellishing the results of their system/water filter.
Water toxicity on the whole is a real problem. There are so many toxic chemicals in tap water these days it’s ridiculous. And nothing is being done to protect the people. Find a water filter that really works – that actually does what it says it does and proves it with test results. If your water filter claims to remove fluoride from water – have them back it up by producing non-biased test results.
We have been doing research and development on a portable water filter which removes bacteria, virus, giardia, cryptosporidium, lead, heavy metals, arsenic, chromium, fluoride and chlorine. It has been tested and proven to remove all these toxins. I invite you to check it out. The test results are on our website. I have been using mine on my kitchen counter for over 3 months now and my chronic fatigue symptoms are gone – after nine years of suffering. So – I am a believer in avoiding tap water – especially fluoride in water – at all costs!
Can you provide a link to your site? I would like to check it out.
Click on her name, above.
I recently started buying reverse osmosis water from a company called “Pure Water”. After about 3 weeks of drinking it I have come down with a violent stomach flu (for 2 weeks now) never thought it could be the water, but there is nothing else that has changed in my diet (or medications and vitamins). I bought some drops from a company called “Aqualife” thinking it would make a difference but it has been of no help. Have you heard of anyone having the same problem? Is there a better place to get water (I rent and don’t want to have one installed).
what do you think of this type of water filters?
they’re very low cost!
But do they filter floride? Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals? Heavy Metals?
I just found http://www.purewaterfreedom.com and they’ve got flouride filters for shower and bath. I think I’m sold! What do you think, Bob?
Has anyone heard of ideal earth water filtration system?
I want to get a water purifier that filters fluoride. However, the information highway re this is a sea of confusion. How do you start a class action movement to stop municipalities from fluoridating the water ……even if it is 4 mg (?) or whatever the EPA allows or “considered safe. (That’s like being only a “little bit pregnant”…… I had a solid carbon block filter by Multi-pure corporation for many years. At one time they offered a fluoride removal filter which was using activated aluminum…..but then discontinued it many years ago….saying the aluminum was unavailable or something….. Local Plumbing, Universal Plumbing gave some paper work…..AF SERIES – FLUORIDE REMOVAL…. but upon researching technical data….learned that construction materials included a scary list of: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Polypropylene, Thermoplastic Elastomer , polyester. Is RO really the only choice? Confusing info on char bones, etc…… Getting exhausted lugging bottled water which no longer can be found made of glass. PLASTIC PLASTIC PLASTIC has invaded the whole planet…… What to do??????
I just read your article and I think you need to update your information. Brimac a Scottish company went out of business years ago. A mexican company bought the name and is now selling a far inferior product in the USA that has never been tested and does not work. There is zero NSF certified bone char carbon available in the USA at this moment according to all our sources. We have tested 4 brands of bone char available in the USA, at the request of the water quality association two years ago, the best of which was 24% effective with flowing water and 62% effective in static water after soaking for an hour. Bone char does not work, it is not effective or efficient. Please do not waste your money.
Activated Alumina works if your pH is low, below 7.4 and above 6.2, it doesn’t work at all if the pH is over 8.0. Competing Anions are a huge problem because Fluoride is the least attractive Anion of all Anions, most medias will remove all the other Anions first before removing Fluoride. This means that after a few months the filter no longer works at all.
There are claims made of a water filter taking 17ppm of Fluoride out of water and dropping it to .66 on this post, taking high levels of Fluoride out is actually fairly easy and there are ion exchange resins that do a great job at that for very little cost, but, the last 2ppm or less is generally very hard to remove. .7 ppm of Fluoride is the national standard. Zero Fluoride is my request.
For drinking water a good reverse osmosis system does a great job and is consistent, distilled is perfect, we have found filtering systems (non ro) to be inconsistent. Zero Water systems are gravity feed membrane systems that work well for a pitcher. Berkey filters work well if the pH isn’t high and there aren’t competing Anions in the water, if there is the efficiency rate drops to about 50%.
Those are the things I have tested. I have university study data to back up most if not all of these points.
Worst of all, there is little to no data on hydrofluorosilicic acid and its effects on the body or how to remove it effectively. Just look for yourself at http://www.google.com/scholar and search. There is little to no information and yet it is being injected into your water.
It is just sickening what people are selling as a solution. Call whomever is selling whatever you are thinking of buying and tell them, “I’m going to send a sample to National Testing Laboratory each month to track your filters effectiveness and I’ll report back to you!” I did this 5 years ago, and when I did every company I spoke with no longer wanted to do business with me, and closed my account. They know it doesn’t work.
Fluoride can be removed but it is tricky.
Sounds like you made some good points here. I may have to revise the article once I do some more research into this.
You said it could be removed but it is tricky. What do you recommend? I would like a whole house version. We currently use r/o but everyone is saying that is unhealthy also.
Bob Fadem, thanks for your comments. Do you recommend a whole house water system in general? There isn’t a perfect one, it’s just daunting to find an acceptable system. I moved to a small coastal county town with terrible water. It’s soo hard, and the monthly line flushing leaves rust residue. I’ve been using a Nikken counter top, slimline SLC shower (which I still love) and Borax powder in each wash load. I really need a whole house system even though I live alone. Any suggestions? Thank you so much.
And thank you to Reactual / master, for this good information.
Thanks for your input. I have been reading the comments and no one has mentioned the AquaTru system. Is it legit? It claims to do a lot of what the discussed filters/purifiers claim to do. I appreciate your input.
That would make sense that distilled water removes all of the minerals and thus the taste of it. I’m just trying to get rid of the fluoride, not the taste! I would imagine people using distilled water as an ingredient rather than just drinking it by itself.
I am vegan and after reading all your articles about water filter…..I went to look more in depth into Propur and decided to write them. Their response is that their filter is not vegan. I am guessing they still have the bone char in the filter. Do you have any suggestions for vegan water filter? Thank you so much and looking forward to your response.
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brad:Everything comes from the earth but if you tnink that makes it safe you dont know chemistry.
How exactly do you filter water with raw bone char? Can you just add it to water or devise some sort of a filter?
Most online discussion about fluoride have so much bunk in them we don’t bother jumping in. This is a good discussion, thank you!
We’re a 10-year-old family-owned business that selects great products and sells online. We offer activated alumina or bone char (calcium-based carbon) for fluoride removal. See the test results (96%) for bone char: https://www.friendsofwater.com/certifications/fluoride-removal-test-results. (It’s a summary. If you want to see the original email us.) Also see that section of the website for other media test results too. Either media leaves a taste that many people don’t like. For that reason and because you want to filter out a lot more than fluoride, we follow the fluoride cartridge with a wide-spectrum, mixed-media cartridge that filters 600 contaminants.
We have a shower filter that will filter the majority of chloramines. Read about the Foam Advantage to understand why it is able to do that. We’ve never found a better one. Cruise around our “Education” tab to learn more.
For those that state that the Europeans don’t use fluoride, you are wrong- they just add it to their salt as opposed to the water supply..
There’s fluoride added to our salt also, and some pharmaceuticals, and much more.
There are 2 types of fluoride, calcium fluoride found naturally and the toxic poison synthetic man made version that is put into our water sodium fluoride. It would not be advisable to put sodium fluoride onto something you were going to ingest.
Do any of these filters have the ability to monitor the fluoride levels in the filtered water?
Did anyone actually test the effectivity of the above mentioned filters? When I clicked on the 2nd picture (under activated alumna filters) to look up the product, the only usable comments about it’s capacity of filtering out fluoride (which is the whole – or I should say only – point) were negative. All other reviewers are just blatantly happy about secondary things (as always). I admit, I just want the easy answer to the question: Which one is the best anti-fluoride filter system that doesn’t cost a fortune? I don’t want to have to test the water, I don’t want to do much more research – as it should be pretty clear: do these filters REALLY work or not? I would appreciate someone’s response who actually did the research/testing which I don’t have the capacity to do. Thank you!
I haven’t found any published reports on the effectiveness of various filters, especially for fluoride removal. I suspect it is due to the costs involved — I certainly don’t have the budget to run laboratory tests on all the filters listed here.
Probably the least expensive way to remove fluoride from water is to add raw bone char to the water. I purchased some myself from eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/20-60-BONE-CHAR-GAC-Granular-Activated-Carbon-Filtration-Media-1-lb-/321578353994?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4adf90454a) to try it out, and ran some tests at home using very simple water test kit. From what I can remember, the tests for fluoride removal were successful.
Unfortunately you can’t rely on inexpensive home tests for fluoride. The filter media can require specific test methods and equipment. You need to use a professional lab – and make sure even then that they know the media and have the right equipment. At Friends of Water, we share the media test results we have. Those media are then used in various configurations.
The Berkey Water Filtration system removes 95-99% of the flouride in water. It is a gravity based system, so requires no electricity. The Berkey removes other contaminates while leaving behind essential minerals. We have had ours for three years and absolutely love it. In the event of an emergency, we could put in water from the local lake and drinking water will come out. There are many sizes and filters to choose. I have read to stick with the black charcoal filters (rather than the ceramic) and the P2 flouride filters. We got ours off of ebay, slightly dented, but much cheaper than retail. When you are trying to decide on a size, keep in mind you need to use this for water for cooking, too. A pot of water for spaghetti can empty your chamber if you aren’t careful. The Berkey does have the option of adding additional filters if you want a faster cleaning rate. I can’t say enough good things about this filter. The best water I have ever tasted. I now have to take a bottle of Berkey water with me when I go to restaurants. I can’t drink anything else. Thanks for the great website and awesome information!!!
I have been reading reviews in search of a water filtration system that will include fluoride removal.
I am reading reviews on Amazon have found that Berkey is not as safe as many people think it is.
I only comment because your mention of Berkey system led me to consider it, so others might know to look into it further.
Appears that a lot of research is required to find a system that really does what it claims.
I don’t recommend Berkey for fluoride removal — just my recommended filters I list in the article.
Why don’t you reccomend the Berkely for flouride removal?
In the article health Minister of israel is mentioned, about his decision to stop adding fluoride to municipal water. It was last year when all municipalities had to stop adding fluoride.
2015…new israeli government, with a new “health” minister. Guess what…he decided that he is smarter than everybody and reversed the previous health minister decision. He is obviously a super moron who has no idea what damage to health is caused by Fluoride. Or, maybe he is getting paid by BigPharma. And the israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva, the biggest producer of genetic drugs and part of the BigPharma mafia, probably has a role in this decision.
Those were such right wing comments coming from brad. I’m glad the others corrected that poor miss informed nut case that thinks he knows it all. For the record though most research can be done one sided for another interest/agenda. Fluoride is NATURAL, hydrofloricsillicacid is not sir, and that’s what’s in our drinking water. PLEASE do research before hate commenting. I’m glad the world it’s waking up to everyday dangers! GMO with Glyphosphate, water with hydrofloricsillicacid, artificial colors marketed towards children. Live safe
Adam, I’m a conservative and Christian and I’m still against fluoride in my water, along with many other people who share my same beliefs. I don’t think it’s one of those “right-wing” or “left-wing” issues…it’s an issue of health and treating it as such instead of generalizing based on one’s political or religious beliefs will do more to attract attention and change.
I have followed this since I was a kid in SoCal back in the 60s. Through some mechanism that must be classified as outright mind control, the entirety of the popular media brainwashed the public into thinking that anybody who opposed fluoridation was a “Bircher”/”right-wing extremist”/”wacko”/etc. BTW fluoridation did me no good at all as I got lots of cavities anyway. If that was the point, it would have been better to have massive PSAs warning people against eating foods that caused cavities. Note that currently the public health authorities can be found railing against (always) sweetened drinks when anyone who is paying the slightest attention to the youth knows that they are gorging on “snack chip” concoctions that are the worst, stickiest, sugar-metabolizing things you could eat. (they are causing diabetes too). Apparently these products also tend to contain high levels of fluoride.
Interesting note about the John Birch Society, later in the 70s I came to acquire some JBS literature; these publications, ignored or ridiculed at the time, read like today’s news. The corruptions of our institutions, debasement of financial reliability, moral decay, failed brainwashing government schools, deliberate promotion or racial/ethnic division, it’s all there (the only thing they seem to have missed is underestimating how fast jobs would be exported from the country). If you weren’t there at the time you can’t imagine what the political consequences would have been if someone suggested American corporations send jobs to the then-USSR the way they have done with China.
The JBS blew the whistle on a number of ghastly corruptions and contradictions managed from the highest circles of power. For this they were suppressed with all the forces that the government/media/entertainment mind control complex could muster. You can see them doing the exact same thing today on things like vaccines, fluoride, GMOs, and their version of “climate change”. And hey, the big banks are “too big to fail” and we have to have “free trade”!
For those seeking verification of the points, you can look up the writings of Antony Sutton, the untold history of the Reece Committee, or you can still see the current version of the JBS online at TheNewAmerican.com. Or you can visit the one web site TragedyAndHope.com (almost anyone can learn something important there because even the college educated are mostly unaware of these critical truths.)
This is very useful information. What about the bathing?
Bathing allows body to absorb fluoride, chlorine, etc.
Are there shower filters that we can use to take care of this issue?
You need to get a whole house filter to remove fluoride and chlorine from your bath water. See this article: https://reactual.com/home-and-garden/kitchen-products-2/best-countertop-water-filter.html
There are good shower filters to take out nearly all of the chlorine. But not fluoride.
I am a dentist and Dave is correct. Ingesting fluoride is only beneficial while permanent teeth have yet to erupt. After that, topical treatments with tooth paste or rinses do the trick without the side affects swallowing it. It makes no since to have everyone drink it when only few benefit from it. And to Brad, the results on dental decay is that it is is not always prevalent in many third world countries. The main culprit is when refined sugars become prevalent in the diet rather than the absence of fluoride.
Thanks to Justin for the research!
“When the flow rate is faster than ¼ gallon/minute, there is not enough time to adsorb all the fluoride in the water. ” This happened to me when I bought a fluoride water filter. The diverter was the wrong type.
Why do I have to pop a sedative when I read this?
I have to ask, “WHY?? do they sell them this way? What possible motive do these companies have to sell something that does NOT work the way it could to remove fluoride?
Fluoride works topically killing the mouth’s bacteria.Swallowed fluoride is mainly ineffective. A small amount gets incorporated into the tooth enamel and can cause dental fluorosis depending on how long you’ve been exposed to fluoride. The protective effect is over by age 8. After that we are swallowing fluoride with no benefit and just getting chronically poisoned. We save one filling over a lifetime! Fluoride accumulates in our bones and can make them brittle. Also we can get hypothyroid. There is increasing evidence of bone cancer(osteosarcoma) and also brain poisoning(neurotoxicity) .Could this be the cause of increasing ADHD? Don’t prepare infant formula with fluoridated tap water!!
I agree with Dave. Our local water company sends us an annual warning about allowing children under 9 to drink the water from our city well #7 from which I get my water, which has 2.37 mg/L of Fluoride. The report (www.cityofml.com/Archive.aspx?AMID=61) says children under 9 may develop dental fluorosis when drinking water levels of Fluoride is over 2 mg/L. The EPA says we don’t have to worry about Fluoride in our city well #9, since it is only 3.46 mg/L and they swear we need to worry about bone disease only when it reaches 4 mg/L (this is the same government that said we shouldn’t give up eating fish near Grand Coulee Dam just because it has lots of mercury in it).
Yep. Even (Scientific American)[https://www.reuters.com/article/2008/01/02/idUS108377+02-Jan-2008+PRN20080102] knows something is fishy with the fluoridation of our tap water. Unfortunately, I think most of the smarter Americans have gotten used to defending science against quackery and as a result always defend anything scientific. Seems that few people in the latter group take the time to consider a) our understanding needs to be continuously re-evaluated or b) science has been and will continue to be leveraged politically. Anyways, as Americans we rarely agree on things, and there’s still lots of internet out there, so we’ll continue to drink whatever water they use at Starbucks.
Do not give fluoridated water to children under 1 years of age or it will mess up their teeth.
Without out fluoride our teeth will turn to mush.Then after that we’ll get endocarditis (bacterial infection most commonly caused by soft teeth) and die! Also have you ever seen the teeth of someone that comes from a country that doesn’t have fluorinated water (China) and been like “Hey I want to get on board with this!” This is more bullshit from the left trying to convince the world that we are poisoning ourselves with everything. Fluoride in normal moderation is fine. You might want to be more concerned with the amount of water that you in take (8 glasses a day) in since that for sure has been linked to increased rates of kidney failure. Finally, since the hippies like NATURAL remedies shouldn’t I mention that fluoride is natural? or does it come from the land of lollipops and unicorns. While your at it do the world a favor and don’t vaccinate your kids.
Well, that was quite an anti-hippie rant. These are the facts however:
— Most developed nations in the world have rejected fluoridation, including 97% of western Europe
— There are more people drinking fluoridated water in the United States than the rest of the world combined
I could take the high road and answer your awful post with reason and class. Instead I am just going to state that your an absolute idiot and have no idea what your talking about. So, it is my pleasure to know that you keep gulping down your lovely tap water. Kudos you jack ass……. Drink up! Keep those four teeth you have left flourinated.
Your work is incredible. You do intense research and it is greatly appreciated. Keep advising the upper elevated of humanity. Rock on 🙂
Brad, there is no need to drink fluoride when we have it in our toothpaste. Do you not brush your teeth?
WOW, how uninformed you are ! And I will continue to be a ‘hippy’…happily! At the same time, I refuse to be a Sheople….like Brad.
Brad, FYI…the FLUORIDE in our drinking water is FAR from natural….read up, sweet pea and keep thinking that you are getting pure fluoride in your water….how hysterical!:
“About 90 percent of the fluoride added to public water supplies comes from silicofluorides, chemicals produced mainly as byproducts from the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers, according to the CDC.”
Chemicals, Brad…..and don’t you think that other nasty chemicals are added with the fluoride too?? We are taking chemicals that come from factories and plants….NOT good for the human body I would not think, but then again clearly HIPPIES are a hell of a lot smarter than you ever will be!
I am one of those lucky individuals who is hypersensitive to fluoride (ie: can’t drink, bathe, or cook with tap water without skin rash, headache, intestinal issues, ect).
Because I live in an apartment complex I’ve been trying to find a solution to my shower problem. Is there really no easy way to filter fluoride in shower?
Is this shower filter a lie/garbage?
It is possible that someone has created a shower filter that removes some fluoride from shower water. But fluoride typically requires a low flow rate. You can find my article about fluoride filters useful: https://reactual.com/home-and-garden/kitchen-products-2/best-filters-remove-fluoride-water.html
The only way I can think of to avoid flouride is to drain a dehumidifier into a gravity filter and then to a 50 gal drum to be used for showering. Another water line using pvc is needed to route the water into the shower. A small pump could be used to push the water to another 5 gallon container that sits atop a structure high enough for gravity to do the rest. Or an “outdoor” shower can be constructed that drains to the existing plumbing.
If an additional line can’t be run or outdoor shower is not possible, then simply port the water to the shower with a 5 gallon bucket. A high shelf could be made to put the water on so that gravity could feed the water. Of course the water would need heating first.
Dude, you are wrong about fluoride. First of all there are two types of fluoride, sodium fluoride and calcium fluoride. Calcium fluoride occurs in nature and sometimes is naturally in the water. Sodium fluoride is is a waste product of fertilizers and/or aluminum. IT IS A HAZARDOUS WASTE. And yes that’s what they put in city water. Water testing is usually done once a year and results are usually published in the newspaper. It will say sodium fluoride if it’s not naturally occurring. And yes in fact, if you are paying for city water, you are paying them to poison you. And it really doesn’t prevent tooth decay. The fluoride binds with calcium in your body, actually robbing your bones and teeth, and body of calcium.
interesting, i agree fluoride and chlorine and all chemicals added to produce tap potable water are not good to our health in a long run. I have been researching about electrolysis and ionizers as a solution to split the water in their components positives and negatives ,calcium, mg and K one side and chlorine , fluor and others to the other side.
Do you have any info about this
What an intellectual and sociological disaster you are. I have heard the right wing corporate arguments before, which in reality, are nothing more than corporate sponsored mockery and ridicule. Nothing of substance, only the sanctimonious rhetoric of corporate support and their bottom line at the expense of the people.
Using the term “organic” or “natural” refers to things that are meant to be consumed safely. Hemlock, nightshade along with snake venom, arsenic and other substances occur naturally. These are also organic and natural, but were never intended to be supportive of good health. Corporate owned slugs believe Roundup is good for you in the food and water. Eat up and drink up, Monsanto needs your support.
you do not bring any proof to your argument.
Go and look up “dental fluorosis” on google.
Also look up studies such as “Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” (Anna L. Choi & al)
Do you really believe teeth will turn to mush without fluoride? My dad grew up in a village in Cyprus and they had not toothpaste or fluoridated water. They even used to rub lemon on their teeth at night. They did not eat a modern unhealthy diet but mostly fresh produce and very few sweets. He had one filling by 60 and has wonderful teeth.
I stopped using fluoride toothpaste a few years ago and my teeth have been better. There is very little experimental science to prove fluoride. It is almost mythical.
Maybe instead of spreading falsehoods about the safety of fluoride people might actually want to read the research and the facts about one of the largest cover ups and Manufactured Consent stories of our country: https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Fluoride_Deception.html?id=q3v_JgjZ6fsC