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Other than industrial scale operations there are 4 main ways to remove or reduce the concentration of Fluoride in your drinking water.

  • Water Distillation
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO)
  • Activated Aluminas
  • Calcium Based Carbon / Bone Char

Water Distillation is essentially using a system to produce distilled water; it then contains nothing but H2O. Meaning; all impurities, chemical, minerals, etc. have been removed. Water Distillation Systems are expensive and do generate a large amount of waste water. There is also the ripple effect of consuming distilled water in that the water pulls in minerals from any material it touches. So, it if is stored in a plastic container it will absorb trace amounts of plastic from the bottle. This is also the reason why several articles have been written about distilled water leaching minerals from your body. Water Distillation does not contain Fluoride but the general consensus is to not drink distilled water.


Reverse Osmosis (RO) is very similar to producing distilled water; except the clean water is passed over minerals. As the cleaned water goes through a mineral filter it picks up essential healthy minerals and adds minerals back into your water.  Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems vary in price and many of them are marketed as a 5 -7 stage filtrations system. They also general a lot of waste water; 3-5 gallons per 1 gallon cleaned. Yes, you can remove/ reduce fluoride but with a high investment costs and maintenance. There is also the cause and effect ripple effect of flushing away concentrated waste water with a higher mineral content to promote water pipe scaling. If/ When the bacteria barrier erodes your RO water will contain an enormous concentration of water borne pathogens (bacteria, mold, viruses, micro-organisms, etc).


Activated Alumina looks like small white balls and is made from a synthetically-produced aluminum oxide (A12O3) and is manufactured by dehydroxylating (involves a heating process) where it produces highly porous materials from aluminum hydroxide. It is used as a purification medium to reduce and remove fluoride, arsenic and selenium in water filtration. The largest fear is the instigation use of the word “aluminum”. Aluminum can be found in products ranging from deodorants to cooking pots we use to prepare meals and does have a toxic component to it; all within variation degrees of exposure.

So, when you read the words “Activated Alumina” it sounds like a fancy form of Aluminum. However, activated alumina is not aluminum and DOES NOT add aluminum particles or byproducts to your filtered water.


Calcium Based Carbon (BRIMAC) or Bone Char is another medium used to reduce or remove Fluoride concentration in water. It looks like a black granular material and is mainly comprised of tricalcium phosphate 57–80%, calcium carbonate 6–10% and carbon 7–10%. It is manufactured by heating a calcium based raw material in an oxygen rich vessel at 1,292 °F; the result is a unique porous matrix of ions.
As with all filtration mediums there is an overlap of impurities that can be removed. Bone Char helps to reduce and remove Fluoride, Heavy Metals, Cadmium, Mercury, Copper and Zinc. Calcium Based Carbon is so effective it is also used in applications for radionuclides reduction including radium, uranium and arsenic.

The more time water molecules spend interacting with a filtration medium the more impurities will be removed from the water. The filtration products we use incorporates a US patented filtration technology allowing water molecules to interact with filtration mediums 50 times great than granular based mediums.
  • Coconut shell carbon is great for organic contaminants but not effective for inorganic contaminants.
  • Calcium Based Carbon (Bone Char) is a great medium for filtering inorganic contaminants.

So, why is fluoride such a controversial water impurity?

The water filtration systems we use filter out these water contaminants from your water supply.
Take a look at our water filtration products.

KDF/GAC Wide Spectrum Model Filters


Heavy Metals

Excellent 90%+ Partial 30-90% Neglible
Aluminum      
Antimony      
Arsenic      
Bismuth      
Cadmium      
Chromium III      
Chromium VI      
Copper      
Iron      
Lead      
Manganese      
Mercury      
Nickel      




Pharmaceuticals

Excellent 90%+ Partial 30-90% Neglible
 4-para-Nonylphenol      
 4-tert-Octylphenol      
Acetaminofen      
Bisphenol A      
Caffeine      
Carbamazepine      
Ciprofloxacin HCl      
Diclofenac Sodium      
Erythromycin USP      
Gemfibrozil      
Ibuprofen      
Naproxen Sodium      
Primidone      
Progestrone      
Sulfamethoxazole      
Trimethoprim      




Disinfectant / Inorganic Non-Metallic

Excellent 90%+ Partial 30-90% Neglible
Chloramines (Chlorine and Ammonia Solution)      
Free Chlorine      
Chloride      
Sodium Fluoride      
Hexafluorosilicate      
Fluorosilic Acid      
Nitrates      
Nitrites      




Microbiological

Excellent 90%+ Partial 30-90% Neglible
Total Bacteria*      
*99.9999% reduction of total bacteria is required to meet sterilization certification standards. Systems may pass under certain conditions but we do not expect that. It is recommended that systems be labeled as such. For use on microbiologically safe water supplies. System is bacteriostatic; meaning bacteria, mold or algae growth will not occur within the filter.

Giardia      
Cryptosporidium      




Herbicides

Excellent 90%+ Partial 30-90% Neglible
 2,4,5-T      
 2,4,5-TP (Silvex)      
2,4-D      
2,4-DB      
Aciflurfen      
Bentazom      
Dalapon      
DCPA      
Dicamba      
Dichlorporp      
Dinosep      
Pentachlorophenol      
Picoram      
Quinclorac      




Pesticides

Excellent 90%+ Partial 30-90% Neglible
 4,4’-DDD      
 4,4’-DDE      
4,4’-DDT      
Alachlor      
Aldrin      
Alpha-BHC      
Ametryn      
Atraton      
Atrazine      
Beta-BHC      
Bromacil      
Carbofuran      
Chlordane      
Chlorneb      
Chlorobenzilate      
Chlorothalonil      
Chlorprophane      
Chlorpyrifos      
Cyanizene      
Delta-BHC      
Dichlorvos      
Dieldrin      
Diphenamid      
Disulfoton      
Endosulfan Sulfate      
Endrin      
Endrin Aldehide      
Endrin Ketone      
Endusulfan I      
Endusulfan II      
Ethoprop      
Fenamiphos      
Fenarimol      
Fluoridone      
Gamma-BHC (Lindane)      
Glyphosate      
Heptachlor      
Heptachlor Epoxide      
Methoxychlor      
Molinate      
PCB’s      
Prometron      
Simazine      
Toxaphene      




Volatile Organic

Excellent 90%+ Partial 30-90%
1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane    
1,1,1-Trichloroethane    
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane    
1,1,2-Trichloroethane    
1,1-Dichlorethane    
1,1-Dichloroethene    
1,1-Dichloroethene    
1,1-Dichloropropene    
1,2,3-Trichloropropane    
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene    
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene    
1,2-Dichlorobenzene    
1,2-Dichloroethane    
1,2-Dichloropropane    
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene    
1,3-Dichlorobenzene    
1,3-Dichloropropane    
1,4-Dichlorobenzene    
2,2', 3', 4,6'-Pentachlorobiphenyl    
2,2', 3,3', 4,4', 6-Heptachlorobiphenyl    
2,2', 3,3', 4,5', 6,6'-Octachlorobiphenyl    
2,2', 4,4', 5,6'-Hexachlorobiphenyl    
2,2-Dichloropropane    
2,3-Dichlorobiphenyl    
2,4,5-Trichlorobiphenyl    
2-Chlorobiphenyl    
2-Chlorotoluene    
4-Chlorotoluene    
4-Isopropyltoluene    
Acenaphthylene    
Anthracene    
Benz[a]anthracene    
Benzene    
Benzo[a]pyrene    
Benzo[b]fluoranthene    
Benzo[g,h,i]perylene    
Benzo[k]fluoranthene    
Bromobenzene    
Bromochloromethane    
Bromodichloromethane    
Bromoform    
Bromomethane    
Bromomethane    
Butylbenzylphthalate    
Carbon Tetrachloride    
Carboxin    
Chlorobenzene    
Chlorodibromomethane    
Chloroethane    
Chloroform    
Chloromethane    
Chrysene    
cis-1,2-Dichloroethene    
cis-1,3-Dichloropropene    
cis-Permethrin    
Cycloate    
Dacthal (DCPA)    
Di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate    
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate    
Diazinon    
Dibenz[a,h]anthracene    
Dibromomethane    
Dichlorodifluoromethane    
Diethylphthalate    
Dimethylphthalate    
Di-n-Butylphthalate    
EPTC    
Ethylbenzene    
Fluorene    
Hexachlorobenzene    
Hexachlorobutadiene    
Hexachlorocyclohexane, alpha    
Hexachlorocyclohexane, beta    
Hexachlorocyclohexane, delta    
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene    
Hexazinone    
Indeno[1,2,3,c,d]pyrene    
Isophorone    
Isopropylbenzene    
Merphos    
Methyl Paraoxon    
Methylene Chloride    
MTBE    
m-Xylene    
Naphthalene    
n-Butylbenzene    
Norflurazon    
n-Propylbenzene    
o-Xylene    
 Pebulate    
Pentachlorophenol    
Phenanthrene    
Prometon    
Prometryn    
Pronamide    
Propachlor    
Propazine    
sec-Butylbenzene    
Styrene    
tert-Butylbenzene    
Tetrachloroethene    
Toluene    
trans-1,2-Dichloroehene    
trans-1,3-Dichloropropene    
trans-Permethrin    
Triademefon    
Trichloroethene    
Trichlorofluoromethane    
Tricyclazole    
Trifluralin    
Vernolate    
Vinylchloride    
Vinylchloride    

Chlorine is a chemical element used to disinfect water to kill pathogens
Chloramines is a solution made of Chlorine and ammonia; it is also used to disinfect water to kill pathogens

Since the 1920’s Chlorine has been the standard sanitizer for all municipal water treatment systems. However, in recent years municipalities have been treating water with Chloramine Solutions because this new chemical has longer shelf life, dissipates slower and is more economical than using larger amounts of Chlorine. Municipalities processing water for large cities and areas with hot climates have a higher probability of using Chloramine to treat their water supply.

If your municipality uses Chloramines to treat your water, it will be better to use a filter that is capable of removing Chloramines. Your filtration system will first need to break the ammonia and chlorine bond in the Chloramine solution so each chemical can be removed in its separate state. Chlorine water filtration systems cost less because Chlorine is lone entity and there is no chemical bond to break.

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