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Fluoride Water Filters: The Beginners Guide

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Welcome to our Fluoride Water Filter Beginners Guide.

This is an introduction to fluoride and serves as an excellent guide to fluoride water filters for those new to it all.

What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride comes from fluorine, the most electronegative element on the periodic table, making it very reactive. The process of water fluoridation is possible by adding one of three compounds to water; fluorosilicic acid, sodium fluoride or sodium fluorosilicate.

Doing this turns fluorine into fluoride and we can no longer say that it is naturally occurring. It’s actually quite the opposite.

Fluoride is then added to our drinking water and toothpaste as a public health measure.

Just because Fluorine (its original form) is a “naturally occurring” element, it doesn’t mean it’s good for humans to consume. In fact, not everything that comes from the earth is made to be put into our bodies. Imagine if we consumed other “naturally occurring” elements like lead, aluminium, arsenic, mercury, lithium and radium?

These are all naturally occurring elements found on the Earth but we can all agree on how toxic they are for the body.

In addition, the fluoride added to drinking water is not pharmaceutically graded.

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Does Fluoride Reduce Dental Cavities?

Most people understand that fluoride is added to our water to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities.

A new and improved understanding of fluoride suggests that if there is any benefit to be gained from fluoride, it is from topical application only, which means absolutely no benefit to drinking it.

Studies prove there is no difference in dental cavities between children who drink fluoridated water compared to non fluoridated water drinkers.

fluoride-water-filter-brushing-teethHealth Risks

Because fluoride is invisible, tasteless and odourless - it’s hard to prove the damage or correlate any adverse health effects to its consumption during childhood. Because fluoride also bypasses some crucial detox pathways in the liver, only 50% of fluoride is excreted in adults and only 30% in children. Fluoride then stays in the body as a cumulative toxin.

Fluoride uses up calcium and other minerals in the body in an attempt to maintain the body’s optimum level of health (homeostasis). One review described fluoride as having an “insatiable appetite for calcium.”

On top of this, many people inadvertently expose themselves to more fluoride via toothpaste, mouthwash and other sources.

Many further health challenges often ensue, including dental fluorosis, skeletal fluorosis, harmful effects on the brain, reproductive systems, and endocrine systems.

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The biggest challenge with fluoride is that it is a CUMULATIVE toxin. This means it builds up over time.

The effects of fluoride consumption are hard to diagnose in infancy and childhood and become more harmful (and less linked to fluoride) as we get older and older.

Over time, the body struggles to handle the load of the fluoride build up in the body’s tissues, organs and brain.

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The Simplest Solution to Fluoride

There are many ways you can avoid having fluoride chip away at the health of your bones, brain and organs. One way is by using a fluoride water filter that removes it from drinking water.

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Fluoride Removal Water Filters

Our collection of Filteroo Stainless Steel Water Filters, Filteroo Blue and Filteroo Original are all capable benchtop fluoride water filters when equipped with the cartridges below. 

Ultraceram Fluoride Removal Cartridge.

The Ultraceram Fluoride Removal Candle is a fantastic cartridge choice for water tanks or treated city water. In addition, it has the best test results we can find for a gravity water filtration cartridge. ​​

People notice how beautiful your water is after the Ultraceram has finished removing Chlorine, Chloramines, Pathogenic Organisms, Volatile Organic Contaminants, Herbicides & Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Semi-Volatile Contaminants and most importantly, fluoride.

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Filteroo Max Fluoride Removal Gravity Water Filter Cartridge.

Made by Omnipure in the USA, the Filteroo Max removes fluoride up to 97%, arsenic, some heavy metals, and polishes up the water to be tasty.

The water running through the Fluoride Max has plenty of contact time with the media inside the cartridge, which is how to remove the maximum fluoride from water.

The only way to remove 100% of fluoride is by using a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter. But not everybody is in the market for an RO system and many prefer a cheaper solution that still removes 97% of fluoride.

The Filteroo Blue serves that purpose. 

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The Dosage of Fluoride Isn’t Controlled.

We are all trying hard to drink as much water as we can every day, brush our teeth twice a day, and we are all trying to take care of our health; showering in fluoride, and some of us are even unlucky enough to be exposed to fluoride through industrial emissions.

The unlucky ones risk having much higher fluoride levels in the body than what was initially intended by the dentists.

It’s nobody’s fault, but we all have an obligation to make sure our drinking water is as clean as it can be because fluoride is still being used in many countries around the world today!

Many people prefer to remove fluoride from their drinking water.

If you are one of those people, you’re at home here at Filteroo.

​​We believe that removing fluoride is the clear solution to a healthier world.

Take a closer look at the Filteroo Blue, Filteroo Steelroo and the Filteroo Original; they are all fantastic Fluoride Water Filters.

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