posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 03:57 PM
I've got a question: How do you know what works? I am certain that filters are sold that claim to remove fluoride from water. There are pills that
are sold that claim to enlarge various body parts, too. The problem is, fraud is common.
I'm thinking you'd need some sort of testing system to double-check whether your filter really got rid of the fluoride.
As far as filters go, I am uncertain whether you can filter out fluoride without the use of chemicals to somehow inactivate or trap it. Fluoride
dissolves in the water. AFAIK, a filter won't remove solute from water, but will only remove particles. In order to remove solute, something has to
convert the solute into insoluble particles that can then be filtered out. If that's the case, what chemical is being used to do this, and how much
of this chemical winds up on your water? In other words, a filter may wind up adding more junk into the water than it actually removes.
The surest way to remove chemical impurities from water is to distill the water. Boil it, collect the steam, and let the steam cool back down into
water. Doing that leaves the minerals behind, including fluoride. Probably not worth it, because you spend a huge amount on fuel.
You *could* buy steam distilled water and drink that. It's sold in gallon bottles. *Plastic* gallon bottles, unfortunately, which are now know to
leach their chemicals into the water.
Those who live in a rural area might be able to dig a well and use that water. I'm not sure whether well water is free of chemicals (such as
insecticides and fertilizer), but it might be worth it. But for the rest of us, I don't see any reliable, safe way to get the fluoride out of the