April 09, 2018

"How do I remove fluoride from my tap water?"

If you've been paying any attention to the health and wellness part of the Internet, then you've undoubtedly encountered this question before. Many concerned people who fear, based on mounting evidence, that consuming fluoride might be affecting their health are looking to get rid of the stuff. Before we mention the best way to remove fluoride from your tap water we must first explore exactly what is fluoride. So, without further adieu...

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is an inorganic compound that occurs naturally in both fresh and salt water at low levels. 

How does Fluoride get into the tap water system?

While fluoride may be naturally occurring in small quantities, most detectable fluoride is added to tap water by local governments. In the United States, for instance, it is done so in nearly every city in accordance with US guidelines.

Why is Fluoride added to tap water?

According to the US Government, Fluoride is added to the tap water to prevent dental cavities and tooth decay.

Is there counter-evidence to this single use prevention theory?

Yes. Some people believe that the benefit of preventing tooth decay is grossly outweighed by the negative health issues that are purported with fluoride consumption. Others also think that since most dental hygiene products (e.g. toothpaste) contain fluoride, that fluoridation of tap water is now unnecessary. 

What are the health issues associated with consuming fluoride?

One famous study published by Harvardshowed that the neurological development of children might be impacted by consumption of fluoride. Some people think that fluoride can negatively affect the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland situated within the brain. 

How do I remove fluoride from my tap water?

Should you choose to remove fluoride from your tap, you can safely do so with our Aquagear Filter Pitcher. Our filter pitcher was designed to empower those who choose to opt out of fluoride consumption. With Aquagear you can rest assured that 90.1% of your tap water's fluoride content is being safely removed!