Best Fluoride Water Filter
Question: Hi Nancy, what filter would you recommend for taking out fluoride and radiation as well as all the other bad stuff, without taking out the minerals?
WBH response: In general, the best type of water filter for drinking water is either a counter top or under sink filter (with multi levels of filtration media) rather than a pitcher, faucet-mounted filter, or whole house filter.
I find that most people think whole-house filters are the best choice for drinking water, but you can actually get better filtration with counter top and under sink systems if clean drinking water is your primary concern.
If interested, you can read more on this topic in my response to a question on this page about bladder cancer.
The company Crystal Quest has a diverse range of types and levels of filtration for a wide variety of contaminants, including fluoride. Check out the Crystal Quest fluoride filters here.
In general, the more levels of filtration media that a system has, the better the filtration (without removing minerals).
There are four filtration types that effectively remove fluoride - distillation, reverse osmosis, bone char carbon or activated alumina.
I do not recommend drinking distilled or reverse osmosis water for ongoing use. Drinking these waters for short periods of time (1-2 weeks) is fine - for example, for cleansing purposes or if that is the only water available when you are traveling.
Multi-stage carbon filters are considered the most effective filters for removing a broad range of contaminants from municipal water. However, they do NOT remove fluoride.
Fluoride removal requires a specific filtration media - bone char carbon or activated alumina (or synthetic aluminum oxide) in a separate cartridge designated for the removal of fluoride. Note: this media will also remove other harmful contaminants including lead and arsenic.
It really helps to know what is in your local water before choosing a water filter. If you don’t know, it would be worth finding out by contacting your local water treatment facility or getting a copy of the annual water quality report for your area.
You can read more here on What Is In Tap Water?
If you know for sure that your local water treatment facility does add fluoride, then I would recommend one of Crystal Quest fluoride filters.
If you have specific filtration questions, I would call Crystal quest and then come back to order online so that you get my online discount.
I hope this answers your question . . .
Further reading . . .
Fluoride in Water - Do Not Swallow What You Have Been Told
Q&A: Fluoride and Chlorine Filtration
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