Filtering Fluoride in Drinking Water

In the discussion of water quality, fluoride has been a debated topic since the 1940’s. Fluoride has always existed naturally in all water supplies to varying degrees, however local municipalities began adding soluble fluoride to water supplies around World War II. Research from that time period has shown that children in regions with more naturally available fluoride exhibited less cavities. Cities and suburbs in The US and Europe have added low levels of fluoride to drinking water ever since. There is some support for this practice, however there remains opposition and uncertainty. Due to the variance in natural fluoridation in water, it can be difficult to control the effective dose added to drinking water. This can lead to exposure of fluoride greater than the EPA recommended daily dose.

For those that want the water without anything added natural or otherwise, we offer certain products that are capable of reducing the amount of fluoride in your drinking water. A standard carbon block or other mechanical filter is not capable of filtering fluoride because fluoride is soluble in water. The specific filters you need include stages of activated aluminum that attract fluoride ions like magnets (like the Maxpro 800). Other options (like the Water Inc RO-1000) include reverse osmosis systems that use your household water pressure to drive water through a membrane leaving impurities behind.

In the continued pursuit of clean and healthy water, Drinking Well is here to help. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have and we will be able to offer expert advice on the best filtration system for you in your home.