Does reverse osmosis remove fluoride? The answer is it depends. If you purchase a quality system manufactured in the U.S and goes through strenuous testing to ensure quality like the ones we offer at The Goodfor Company, the answer is yes!
However, if you purchase systems that are typically found on Amazon that come from places like china the answer is maybe. These systems are cheap for a reason, the components are not well made and there is no telling if these systems are made of toxic components. Even with NSF regulations, it’s possible for companies to fake documents in order to get approval from required legal organizations. Think about the 2001 lead paint fiasco, so to be safe, when it comes to reliable systems that remove fluoride you want to stick with U.S manufactures. The whole point of purchasing a RO system is to remove contaminants, not potentially add more.
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in the air, plants, soil and water. It also exists in your bones and your teeth and is most commonly known for creating stronger enamel on your teeth. You’ll often find dental products, like mouthwash and toothpaste that include fluoride to reduce tooth decay and provide better oral health. Utilizing these helpful products are safe because you’re not swallowing them. However, when ingested through the consumption of water, fluoride can have extremely negative effects on both adults and children.
History of fluoride
Fluoridated water began to appear in the United States in 1945 and while some health authorities today still consider it a key strategy for preventing tooth decay, others feel a filter system should remove fluoride from drinking water. A successful way to accomplish this is by using a reverse osmosis water filter system.
What is reverse osmosis and how does it work?
A reverse osmosis water filter system uses pressure to force a solution through a semipermeable membrane. Contaminant molecules are larger than water molecules, so only water can pass through. The removed contaminants are then flushed down the drain.
How can reverse osmosis water filters remove high levels of fluoride from my home?
Water filters that use a reverse osmosis system are the best way to keep your family safe from potentially dangerous by-products that your local water supply may be putting out, like fluoride.
The Micromax 7000 is our four-stage, superior filter that easily mounts directly under the sink with no electricity required.
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How our reverse osmosis system works to remove fluoride
Reverse osmosis works by passing water through a partially permeable membrane to filter out common toxins, like fluoride. Below are the stages of our point-of-use reverse osmosis system.
Stage 1 – Activated Carbon Filter
Removes sediment and other small particles such as dust, rust, dirt etc..
Stage 2 – Ultra-Filtration (UF)
Particles that are bigger than 1/10,000 of a micron are stoped at this stage while still allowing water to pass through.
Stage 3 – Reverse Osmosis (RO)
As the water proceeds to stage 3 it goes through another level of filtration where it removes things such as Nitrates & Nitrites, Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Chromium, Hexavalent as well as other contaminants.
Stage 4 – Activated Carbon Block Absorption
The final stage is where the water quality is perfected! Any odors and foul taste that’s usually present in your water will be completely removed. This leaves you with crystal clear, great-tasting water.
Should you remove fluoride from the H20 in your home?
Fluoridated water was implemented well before fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash was available for consumers, so the scientific community is looking at the effects of ingesting too much fluoride, and there are concerns that it can affect the nerve and brain cells.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology tells us that Fluoride is not a required component for human growth and development. In fact, fluoride has been recognized asone of 12 industrial chemicals known to cause developmental neurotoxicity in human beings. Providing your family with fluoride filter water is the best way to remove fluoride concerns and keep your family safe and healthy.
Do you need a whole-house reverse osmosis system to filter out fluoride?
While whole-house reverse osmosis systems are available to remove fluoride throughout your home, they’re not necessarily the best option. They waste more water than other whole-house filtration systems, so they are typically installed at a point-of-use, like a kitchen sink. They are also bulky and expensive.
That said, even though you may not be drinking water from your bathroom faucet, you still need to consider the water you’re using to brush your teeth, bathe with and for your appliances.
How do you remove fluoride in tap water?
Throughout the house, we recommend a whole-house water filtration system that has a filter media bed of activated carbon.
- Eliminates any industrial or agricultural contaminants, such as fluoride
- Enjoy the best tasting water without chemical odors
- Creates crystal clear water
- Softer Laundry & Cleaner Dishes
If you have hard water issues, we recommend our whole-home water conditioner system that also uses an activated carbon filter. This unit not only reduces hard water, but it removes contaminants and provides your home with healthy crystal clear water. This way, when you brush your teeth, the bathroom tap water is clean and safe for use.
The Goodfor Company helps you learn more about reverse osmosis systems and how they work to eliminate fluoride. in your home. We provide you with a complete ecosystem of water filters and softeners that will provide safe, clean drinking water for your family. All of our products are designed with health and wellness in mind, providing you with the best water filter solutions that fit your water needs.