Fluoride has been added to city water supplies since 1945. The goal of water fluoridation is to prevent tooth decay by adjusting the concentration of fluoride in public water supplies. Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases worldwide whose burdens particularly fall on children and the poor. Its use however presents a conflict between the common good and individual rights. Typical levels in the water supply range from 0.5 to 1.0 ppm of fluoride added depending on climate. Interestingly, the U.S. EPA lists the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of fluoride allowed at 4.0 ppm as at that level it represents a health risk.
Some people prefer not to rely on the public water system for their intake due to toothpaste, salt and milk having fluoride levels that may put them over the healthy limit. Fluoride can be removed from drinking water effectively by activated alumina. As the water passes through the filter media very slowly, the activated alumina adsorbs the fluoride.
We offer a variety of cartridges to accommodate various flow rates and capacities. Call one of our certified water treatment specialists to find out which one will work best for you.