Fluoride (F+) exists in nature in many different forms and places. For the purpose of this discussion, though, we weill focus only upon the fluoride added to public drinking water by municipal water treatment plants. Many scientists and health officials believe fluoride aids in prevention of tooth decay.
The addition of fluoride to the public water supply, though, has stirred up quite a lot of debate. Some people can have a life threatening allergic reaction to fluoride and in all but on European country, laws label fluoride as a poison.
Earlier we mentioned that fluoride can help ward off tooth decay but in concentrations greater than 5 ppm it can damage the structure of teeth. While municipal water systems do not add that amount of fluoride to drinking water, waste water from glass, steel, and aluminum manufacturing facilities can sometimes contain greater than 5 ppm.
“Can the average person remove fluoride from their drinking water?”
For those with allergies to fluoride and/or people who simply just don’t know what to believe when it comes to fluoride in drinking water and want to remove fluoride from their drinking water, they have two options: Reverse Osmosis Filtration Systems or specially designed cartridge filters.
Below you will find links to various water filters designed to remove fluoride from drinking water.