How to Remove Fluoride from Tap Water
This powerful opening statement has been provided by the Global Healing Center LP:
“Exposure to fluoride is a contentious topic, mostly because exposure is everywhere. Not only is fluoride a common ingredient in toothpaste, many municipalities have a fluoridated water supply.
Why? Well, the reason we’re given is that it encourages oral health… even though it’s not known to prevent harmful oral bacteria. What is known is that fluoride is toxic. In fact, the number one reason for poison control calls concerning fluoride is for children who’ve eaten toothpaste. Long-term ingestion is harmful to the brain, digestive system, heart, bones… even the tooth enamel it’s supposed to help”
Fluoride in Our Water Supply
It’s no secret that fluoride is added to mass municipal water supplies throughout our country – and the world for that matter. How exactly do we go about extracting the added fluoride out of our water though?
There are numerous methods to effectively remove and reduce the amount of fluoride present in our water supplies, namely:
Use Water Filters: One way of avoiding the fluoride from tap water is to purchase a water filter. Not all water filters, however, remove fluoride. The three types of filters that can remove fluoride are reverse osmosis, deionizers (which use ion-exchange resins), and activated alumina. Each of these filters should be able to remove about 90% of the fluoride. By contrast, “activated carbon” filters (e.g., Brita & Pur) do not remove fluoride.
Purified Water: Another way to avoid fluoride from tap water is to purchase purified water. Most brands of bottled water contain very low levels of fluoride. Some brands, however, do contain high levels, which you would need to check on the table of contents of each bottle. Before consuming any bottled water on a consistent basis, therefore, you should verify that the fluoride content is less than 0.2 ppm, and ideally less than 0.1 ppm.
Water Distillation: A third way to avoid fluoride from the tap is to purchase a distillation unit. Water distillation will remove most, if not all, of the fluoride. The price for a distillation unit varies widely depending on the size, and can be a time and cash consuming exercise.