Fluoride Water Filters
How to Remove Fluoride from Drinking Water (water fluoridation may be neuro toxic)
Fluoride is added to most US municipal water systems in the form of sodium fluoride, fluorosilicic acid, or sodium fluorosilicate in levels up to 1 ppm to prevent tooth decay (note: fluoride is often misspelled 'floride' or called fluorine). Over 4 ppm is considered unsafe and can damage teeth, wearing away the enamel. In recent years, some health professionals and scientists have questioned the safety of any amount of fluoride added to drinking water, however the majority find it safe and effective. Sodium fluoride is a bi-product of the aluminum industry. Fluoride is also naturally occurring and found in well water, and low levels in many foods (fish, meat, fruits and vegetables). Most municipal water systems add fluorosilicic acid (or hydrofluorosilicic acid) to the to make fluoridated water, up to 1.4 ppm. In some states, like California, fluoride is naturally occurring and they add hydrofluorosilicic acid to reach the required level. In Los Angeles, they have 0.6 ppm naturally occurring fluoride and add 0.3 ppm to for a total of 0.9 ppm. Our fluoride water filter cartridge using aluminum oxide will remove up to 90 percent fluoride from your drinking water.
Methods to Remove Fluoride from Drinking Water
Activated alumina cartridges, reverse osmosis membrane filtration and bone char carbon filters are the three effective methods for removing fluoride from drinking water. Reverse osmosis and activated alumina can remove 80 to 90 percent of the fluoride, while bone char carbon, a special carbon made from animal bones, can remove from 50 to 60 percent of the fluoride. We are now offering bone char carbon GAC cartridges using Brimac HA 216 as an alternative to activated alumina (aluminum oxide). Brimac is highly porous and capable of adsorbing heavy metals, TTHMs and organic and inorganic compounds. It has also been shown to reduce radionuclides, specifically uranium and alpha particles.
If you search on the terms "fluoride removal" at the US Environmental Protection Agency site, .epa.gov, you will find several articles on removing fluoride. The accepted and most effective method is using aluminum oxide. Also, the process to remove fluoride from water was patented in 1936 by Harry. V. Churchill a chemist from Alcoa in New Kensington, PA: "Removal of fluorine from water", US Patent 2,059,553; filed October 2, 1933; granted November. 3, 1936 (using activated alumina). Referenced from fluoride-history.de/p-defluorid.htm#Churchill-2. For the history of fluoride see fluoride-history.de/.
Activated alumina, or aluminum oxide, is a naturally occuring inorganic compound that is chemically inert and non-toxic. It's also known as corundum, a form of aluminum oxide in crystalline form. Rubies and sapphires are prescious gem forms of corundum. Aluminum oxide (alumina) is a ceramic material that can be used as an insulator. It's also used a desiccant to absorb gases and odors, and it does a great job removing fluoride from water. For more information click to see the Aluminum Oxide article at Wikipedia.
If you are considering removing fluoride from your water, here are some credible articles on water fluoridation that may help you decide, with some pros but mostly cons:
FLUORIDE, THE SILENT KILLER - Consumer Health
Fluoride Toxicity - Medscape
Water fluoridation controversy - Wickipedia
Fluoridation: Don't Let the Poisonmongers Scare You - Quackwatch
U.S. Lowers Limit for Fluoride in Water - Reuters
Fluoride Refrigerator Filter--$59.95. Also removes chlorine, heavy metals (arsenic, lead, mercury) and pesticides.
Filter IL-F. This our new inline refrigerator water filter for removing fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals, pesticides from municipal water. Connects to popular brand refrigerators with 1/4" standard quick connect fittings. Will supply filtered water to your ice maker and through the door spigots. This in a multi stage inline cartridge with KDF-55 for chlorine and heavy metals and pesticides, activiated alumina for fluoride and coconut shell GAC (granulated activated carbon) for organics, taste and odor. Removes 80 to 90 percent of the fluoride, 99.99 percent of the chlorine, TTHMs, HAA5s, VOCs, lead, arsenic and other heavy metals, and pesticides. Average life is 9 to 12 months when filtering chlorine and fluoride at 1 ppm or less. KDF inhibits bacteria from growing in the cartridge, and actually kills certain types of bacteria. Activated alumina is one of 3 effective methods for reducing fluoride in drinking water. The cartridge is made in the USA and will connect to any brand refrigerator including Whirlpool, Amana, Frigidaire, Maytag, GE, Kenmore, Sanyo and Sharp.
High-pressure quick-connect fittings allow for easy installation on 1/4" plastic or copper lines. Mounting clips are included to secure the filter. The filter is rated to treat 1,500 gallons--approximately 1 year. Includes chlorine test strips to verify when it's time to replace the cartridge. Click for Installation Instructions. Suggested Retail - $99.95, but has an introductory sale price of $59.95 (compare to other filters selling for $80 or more). ORDER NOW! VIEW CART/CHECKOUT
Model CTD-F. Double Countertop Fluoride Water Filter with KDF/GAC (coconut shell) and Fluoride Pre-filter--sale $179.95 with free shipping. This countertop filter uses a fluoride removal cartridge with activated alumina (one of the best ways to remove fluoride) and our KDF/GAC cartridge for improved taste and contaminant removal. This system removes fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals (lead, arsenic), pesticides and more (see What's KDF). Requires a flow rate of 0.5 gpm or less to effectively remove the fluoride. A diverter valve replaces the aerator on your faucet (now a new more durable, long lasting, valve) - water is sent through the filter and out its own spout; a long reach lead free spout allowing for placement flexibility on your countertop. Includes chlorine test strips to verify when it's time to replace cartridge. 12" high, 5" diameter. 3 year prorated warranty on KDF/GAC cartridge, 5 year prorated on housings. Suggested Retail - $259, our sale $179.95 with our 3 year KDF/GAC cartridge plus free shipping (continental US only). ORDER NOW! VIEW CART/CHECKOUT. Click for Installation Instructions.
Note: The activated alumina cartridge can impart a slight metalic taste to the water for a week or two, but this will subside. You can avoid the metallic taste by going with the CTD-FB that uses bone char carbon cartridge.
New! Model CTD-FB using bone char carbon GAC to reduce fluoride from 40 to 60 percent. Same as above CTD-F. Suggested Retail - $259, our price $179.95 with our 3 year KDF/GAC cartridge plus free shipping (continental US only). ORDER NOW! VIEW CART/CHECKOUT.
Model UCD-F. This dual-cartridge under-counter filter uses a fluoride removal cartridge with activated alumina to effectively remove fluoride, for approximately one year. The second cartridge is our 12,000 gallon capacity KDF/GAC filter with coconut shell GAC (for improved taste and contaminant removal). It removes chlorine, heavy metals, pesticides and more (see What's KDF). The filter requires a flow rate of 0.5 gpm or less to effectively remove fluoride. Includes chlorine test strips to verify when it's time to replace the KDF/GAC cartridge. Includes standard faucet, tubing and water line hook up. 12" tall, 10" wide, 5" deep. 3 year prorated warranty on KDF/GAC cartridge, 5 year prorated on housings. [NSF-53 Standard Test Results] Suggested Retail - $305.00, Sale Price -$199.95 now $189.95 plus free shipping (continental US only). ORDER NOW! VIEW CART/CHECKOUT. Click for Installation Instructions. Click to upgrade to any of our Designer Faucets from $29.95.
Note: The activated alumina cartridge can impart a slight metalic taste to the water for a week or two, but this will subside. You can avoid the metallic taste by going with the UCD-FB that uses the bone char carbon cartridge.
Model UCD-FB. Under-counter fluoride and KDF/GAC filter using bone char carbon to reduce fluoride from 40 to 60 percent. Same as above UCD-F. Suggested Retail - $259, our price $189.95. ORDER NOW! VIEW CART/CHECKOUT.
Whole House Fluoride Filters
Whole House Fluoride Water Filter-on sale for $629.95 (retail $999.95). KDF & COCONUT SHELL CARBON GAC for Filtering at 6 GPM Municipal Water up to 200,000 gallon capacity -- about 2 years
Model WH-1-F. Fluoride and chlorine whole house water filter for 95% chlorine removal up to 60 percent fluoride reduction at up to 6 gallons per minute. Includes a 1 micron sediment/cyst pre-filter in a big blue housing (7.25"x14") and a 7"x35" fiberglass main tank made by Structural Fibers. Both have 1" female pipe thread inlet and outlet. A licensed plumber should be installing this system.Uses a special bone char carbon for reducing fluoride HA2-Supra-L high-calcium carbon. This whole house water filter is designed for municipal water with chlorine and fluoride. Approximately 200,000 gallons at 1 ppm fluoride and 1 ppm chlorine (2 years). Sale $629.95 [Suggested Retail Price: $999.95] with FREE shipping. ORDER NOW! VIEW CART/CHECKOUT
WH-FL-A: Whole House Fluoride Add-on Filter, 7" x 35" mineral tank. Add a whole house fluoride filter to your existing filter system. Uses HA2-Supra-L carbon bone char--replace yearly. Sale price-$429.95. ORDER NOW! VIEW CART/CHECKOUT
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