Do they make a test kit consumers can use to test fluoride levels in drinking water?
Once again we find ourselves drawn back to the eXact Micro 7+ Water Testing Meter which tests for up to 36 different water parameters… including fluoride.
With regard to detection levels of fluoride, the eXact Micro 7+ Meter detects as low as 0.1 ppm fluoride and as high as 1.1 ppm fluoride. The USEPA has set the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for fluoride at 4.0 ppm.
Chemistry method used: “SPADNS”
For water containing levels in excess of 1.1 parts per million the manufacturer of the meter suggests diluting the sample with distilled or deionized water.
Also, please note that the basic eXact Micro 7+ Meter Kit does not include the reagent required for fluoride testing. You can find that available on the manufacturer’s web site
I have well water so I’m safe, right?
Even your water comes from a well, fluoride may still show up in your water supply because it can erode from natural deposits in the Earth and it may also enter the environment as discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.