Fluoride Health Problems
There is a lot of controversy surrounding the presence of fluoride in public drinking water (fluoridation).
For starters, before fluoride was used to fight cavities, it was (and still is) used in insecticides and rat poison.
Fluorosis is a condition that wears down the enamel of the tooth, leaving behind white spots, making the teeth more vulnerable to cavities and decay. Fluorosis is a very real health condition that can effect both children and adults. And more and more evidence is mounting against the use fluoride, even in small amounts.
But it doesn’t appear to be a critical issue according to the US Surgeon Generals, as the last 5 Surgeon Generals have supported the fluoridation of drinking water. Incidentally, the claimed health benefits almost always point to oral health.
Fortunately, the CDC is calling for new labeling rules requiring manufacturers to list a product’s fluoride content, which we have found to be missing in some cases.
What is too much Fluoride?
Fluoride itself is actually required by our bodies in low doses. When consumed in high a mounts, specifically the man-made fluoride that is in public drinking water, it can cause problems.
An estimated 5-10g of sodium fluoride can be lethal for some adults.
While fluoride provides benefits to your oral health, it can also come with adverse side effects, that vary in severity depending upon the amount of fluoride consumed. Excessive consumption of fluoride can lead to gastrointestinal discomfort.
This can occur with doses 15 to 20 times lower than actual lethal doses (0.2-0.3mg/kg).
Fluoride in excessive amounts can also cause problems in the formation bone.
- Children under 6: (Toothpaste) – “A pea sized amount”
- Adults: (Toothpaste) fluoride dentifrice (1,000 ppmF) or 1.0 g or more for adults
List of bottled water without fluoride
A Better Water
Agromas Natural Mineral Water
Aquarius Natural Mineral Water
Arbor Springs Drinking Water
Arbor Springs Purified Water
Arbor Springs Spring Water
Artesian Wells Distilled Water
Artesain Wells Drinking Water
Artesian Wells Infant Water
Augusta Medical – Daniels B
Besco Pure Premium Drinking Water
BIOTA Colorado Pure Spring Water
Black Berry Farms
Blue Ice Natural Mineral Water
BORNEO Drinking Water
BORNEO Natural Mineral Water
Famous Ramona Water
Founders Square Bank
Fresh Brands Artesian
Fresh Brands Distilled Water
Fresh Brands Drinking Water
Fresh Market G
Glen Summit Springs Water
Glen Summit Distilled Water
Gordon Food Service
Great Bear H
Hidden Valley Natural Mineral Water
Hillcrest Distilled Water
Hillcrest Drinking Water
Hillcrest Spring Water
Hilton PJ Natural Mineral Water
Hi-Sprint Drinking Water
Hi-Sprint Natural Mineral Water
Hon Less Natural Mineral Water I
Ice Mountain Natural Mineral Water
Istana Natural Mineral Water J
Joe Ragan’s Pure Water
Oasis Pure Drinking Water
Oasis Sparkling Water
Ogallala – Clear Cool Water
OUI Drinking Water
OUI Natural Mineral Water
Parmer Pure H2O
Pelangi Natural Mineral Water
Penta Ultra Premium Purified Drinking Water
Pristine Natural Artesian
Puritan Springs Distilled Water
Puritan Springs Drinking Water Q
Quick Stop R
Refresh Natural Mineral Water
Reiser Drinking Water
Request Foods, Inc.
Rip Time S
Safeway – Refreshe
Sam’s Wine & Spirits
San Faustino Natural Mineral Water
Shenandoah Distilled Water
Shenandoah Pure Drinking Water
Shenandoah Spring Water
Silver Creek Purified Water
Silver Creek Spring Water
Sky Drinking Water
Stator Bros. Markets
Summit Valley T
Teton Mountain Lodge Spring Water
United Dairy Farmers V
Veta Drinking Water
Walgreen’s Drinking Water
Wal-mart Kids Connection
Weis Markets Spring Water
Whole Foods 365
Woodland Spring Water
Wyoming Machinery “Catipillar” Spring Water Y
How to Remove Fluoride from Drinking Water
How do you remove Fluoride from tap water? Or any water for that matter?
Ways to Remove Fluoride from Water
Reverse Osmosis Filtration
This process is used for purifying some, but not all types of bottled water. Reverse osmosis systems is typically not affordable for personal or general public use.
Activated Alumina Defluoridation Filter
A home water filtration solution. But it’s quite an expensive solution at approximately $30/filter and the filters require frequent replacement.
Commercial distillation filters that can be purchase to remove fluoride from water. While the fluoride can be removed from distilled water, it still may have other impurities that could prevent it from being unusable as drinking water.
Brita, Pur, and other Filters
These filters do not remove Fluoride. If you check the websites, and labels, the descriptions state that fluoride is left in the water after filtration.
Will Boiling Water Remove Fluoride?
No, this will only concentrate the fluoride rather than reduce it.
Will Freezing Water Reduce Fluoride?
No, this method has no affect on the presence of fluoride.
How to Reduce Fluoride Exposure
Check Water Bottling Labels for Fluoride
Read labels on bottles. Unless they are made with distilled or reverse-osmosis water, it was probably made with fluoridated public water.
Toothpaste without Fluoride
Consider using unfluoridated toothpaste.
No-Fluoride Toothpaste reviews can be found on the following No-Fluoride Toothpastes:
- Tom’s of Maine Natural Antiplaque plus Whitening Gel Toothpaste (Spearmint)