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Fluoride in Drinking Water

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We have all heard of the benefits of fluoride in fighting tooth decay. The vast majority of us get more than sufficient fluoride for this purpose from our toothpaste. Unfortunately, fluoride is added to more than 40 per cent of North America's municipal drinking water in an attempt to prevent tooth decay, particularly among the poor or disadvantaged. However, scientific advisors say that actual ingestion of this toxin has virtually no benefit. According to Canada's leading fluoride authority, Dr. Hardy Limeback, the dental benefit of fluoride derives from direct physical contact with the exterior of the tooth.

While the potential harm caused by fluoride in drinking water is still a matter of scientific debate, many studies have found connections between fluoride and tooth and bone porosity, early aging, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, memory and neurological impairment, kidney disorders, genetic damage and cancer. Fluoride is also believed to cause a chemical reaction that promotes leaching of lead from water pipes and solder, which also causes serious health problems. As a result, many health professional are recommending that consumers with elevated fluoride levels in their drinking water consider treatment to remove it.

Dr. Dean Burk, former Chief Chemist at the National Cancer Institute, said: "Fluoride causes more cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical."

Many municipalities are beginning to take note of the growing body of research documenting the negative health effects of fluoride exposure and are discontinuing mass drinking water fluorination programs. Nevertheless, for many North Americans, fluoride remains a significant drinking water contaminant.

If you have Fluoride in your water we recommend the following Reverse Osmosis water filters:

Pentek RO-2550 4-Stage NSF-Validated Reverse Osmosis System
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Pentek RO-2550 4-Stage NSF-Validated Reverse Osmosis System
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ClearPlus Premium 4-Stage Reverse Osmosis System
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Frequently Asked Questions About Fluoride

Does reverse osmosis remove fluoride?

Yes, reverse osmosis (also known as R.O.) filter systems are recommended for removing fluoride from water.

Do brita filters remove fluoride?

No, Brita water filters do not remove fluoride.

Does bottled water have fluoride?

It depends on the brand and line of bottled water. The bottled water industry provides both fluoridated and non-fluoridated brands to provide consumers with choice, quality, and convenience. Brands with added fluoride are labeled as "fluoridated," "fluoride added," "fluoride enhanced," or labeled with other language that clearly informs the consumer about the product's fluoride content.

Does boiling water remove fluoride?

No, boiling water does not remove fluoride. As the water boils and evaporates it leaves most of the fluoride behind, actually increasing the fluoride concentration in the boiled water. If you capture and cool the steam from the boiling water it will have less fluoride than the original water.

Does distillation remove fluoride from water?

It depends upon the concentration of fluoride ions in the water prior to distillation. If the concentration of fluoride ions is high then the distilled water can have traces of the fluorides. These traces of fluoride can be removed by reverse osmosis or activated Alumina defluoridation filter.