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 poision.
Fluorosis is a condition that wears down the enamal 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. More and more evidence is mounting against the use of 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.
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 exessive amounts can also cause problems in the formation bone.
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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.
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.