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Fluoride: What You Need To Know

Fluoride: What it is? And… Why do you want to filter it out? 

Watch this video to learn more about Fluoride:

 


Fluoride, Sodium Fluoride, Hydrofluorosilicic Acid
EPA Limit: 4 parts per million
EPA Secondary Limit: 2 parts per million
Percentage of US Tap Water Affected: >75%
Potential Health Effect(s): Bone disease, Pain and Tenderness of the Bones, Mottled Teeth, Discoloration, Dental Fluorosis


Background: Fluoride is a chemical compound that is added to U.S. tap water for the purpose of preventing cavities from developing in teeth. The policy began in the 1940’s as Grand Rapids, MI became the first city to fluoridate their water supply with more cities following suit in the 1950’s. 

Interesting Fact: the CDC considers water fluoridation to be one of the greatest health achievements of the 20th century. However, there are a growing number of citizens, scientists and professionals who have some serious concerns about adding Fluoride to the water. Concerns many of us here at ClearlyFiltered share. 

The argument against Fluoride in the tap water goes something like this:

Even if Fluoride works as claimed, we really shouldn’t be swallowing it.
      • You see, Fluoride is a key ingredient in almost every toothpaste and mouthwash on the market today. However, the difference is that those products are supposed to be applied directly to the teeth (topically), and then rinsed out. NOT CONSUMED. Actually, if you look at the backside of a tube of toothpaste it will even tell you “Contact Poison Control” or “Seek Immediate Medical Help if Swallowed”. Seems odd when you think it is the same substance being added to the tap water that we are supposed to drink 8 glasses of a day. Right?
Fluoride toothpaste warning label
      Not everyone should get the same dose
            • When Fluoride is added to the tap water, it is essentially a mass distributed medication given for the prevention of cavities in teeth. However, that is a problem because it does not take into account the differences in the people drinking the water spiked with Fluoride. For example, take a newborn baby weighing in at 8 or 10 lbs, and compare them to an adult male who weighs 180+lbs. The idea that they would be prescribed the same dose seems strange or even dangerous doesn’t it?
            • That is exactly why medications come in different doses. Just like we have a “Children’s Tylenol” because not everyone should get the same concentration.
        Your particular dose actually depends on how much water you drink.
            • The more water you drink, the greater your Fluoride exposure.
        Your actual Fluoride content may be higher than what is recommended
            • In 2011 the Department of Health & Human Services lowered the recommended level of Fluoride to 0.7ppm. (up to 0.5 lower than previous levels).
            • However, the EPA is the agency that sets the limit on how much Fluoride can be in the tap water. And their action limit is much higher at 4.0ppm. That means there could be many times the “recommended” amount of Fluoride in your tap water and you wouldn’t even know it.
            • What they consider ‘acceptable’ may not be healthy to consume. Higher levels of Fluoride have actually been shown to cause Dental Fluorosis & Skeletal Fluorosis (meaning that it negatively affects the teeth by staining them and making bones more brittle).

          So we know that Fluoride can be a poison in your toothpaste, but is considered harmless in your tap water (regardless of how much water you actually drink). That being said, most of us still use toothpaste and mouthwash with Fluoride. It’s not that we think Fluoride is evil. We just don’t think it should be added to our tap water is all. That’s why we make filters to take it out. 

          If you’re looking at the mass market, the options for removing Fluoride are few. Brita, Pur and others you may find at your local retailers do not remove Fluoride. 

          The two most popular products for removing fluoride are the Clean Water Pitcher and a 3 Stage Under the Sink System. Both of these products have been tested and shown to virtually eliminate the Fluoride from the water. 

          By choosing the ClearlyFiltered you are taking control of your tap water and ensuring that you are drinking nothing but pure water and healthy minerals (with no extra additives). Think of it like the organic version of water. 
          Comments
          Posted on Oct 27, 2017 by Stephen

          I met a lady who brought a tube of toothpaste to me and pointed that it said on the back “Poison, do not swallow…..” She looked at me with a confused expression and asked me if I knew about this… She had been swallowing toothpaste her entire life… Coincidentally she had been having multiple brain tumours throughout her life….

          Posted on Oct 26, 2017 by James

          Here is some info on fluoride for you all. While it is not yet known if fluoride accumulation affects pineal gland function, preliminary animal experiments found that fluoride reduced melatonin levels and shortened the time to puberty. (Luke, 1997). Based on this and other evidence, the National Research Council has stated that “fluoride is likely to cause decreased melatonin production and to have other effects on normal pineal function, which in turn could contribute to a variety of effects in humans” (NRC, 2006, p. 256)“In 1972, Julius Axelrod also discovered that the human pineal gland produces DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), which is a hallucinogenic substance. Active and serious meditators are able to flood their brain with DMT negating the need for substances like Ayahuasca. It is also thought that diet interferes with the activity of the pineal gland, e.g. eating sugar, as it produces enzymatic inhibitors. Therefore, cleansing our body and consuming fresh, quality, organic nutrition will help to heighten our consciousness, as well as other practices.” — Caroline Cousins. “One of the modern inhibitors to our pineal gland is fluoride, which calcifies it. In Europe, it is believed that 60-80% of the population has a calcified pineal gland. Conversely in Asia it is 15 to 25% and in Africa it is predicted to be 5 to 15%. Much of the water in Europe and our toothpastes and mouthwashes, have been saturated with fluoride, unlike other continents, because historic medical advice has shown it to be beneficial to the health of our teeth and gums, which is increasingly being challenged by many sources now.” — Caroline Cousins. Now in my opinion I believe the government k owe what it does and that’s the exact reason fluoride is put in the water! Fight the man! Buy a clearly filtered and never xpnusme fluoride EVER AGAIN! Fluoride not even once!

          Posted on Jul 27, 2017 by ROBERT MICHAEL O'DONNELL

          YOU HAVE THE ONLY PITCHER THAT DOES IT ALL I OWN 2 AND LOVE KNOWING IM NOT BEING POISENED

          Posted on Jul 22, 2017 by Daria L Pratcher

          I have removed fluoride as much as possible by changing toothpastes and purchasing the ClearlyFiltered pitcher and personal bottle. I have gifted the pitcher to both of my adult daughters in efforts to make a positive influence on them and future generations. In fact, as I recently told my youngest daughter, the decay of my teeth at the gum has been reversed since I left fluoride water and toothpaste behind! I now use the shower filters also. Thank you for an excellent group of products.

          Posted on Jul 20, 2017 by Thomas M. Redolphy

          I really love the water from my “Clearly Filtered” pitcher. I am satisfied the filter works well.
          My morning coffee has a real coffee taste.
          I love that and, the taste of the water I put in my drink mug.

          Posted on Jul 20, 2017 by martin powell

          You state that the Clean Water Pitcher and a 3 Stage Under the Sink System virtually eliminate the Fluoride from the water. So does that mean that these filters aren’t eliminating all of the fluoride? If not then why can’t all of the bad guys be completely filtered out?

          Posted on Jul 20, 2017 by Alice

          I like that Clearly Filtered filters out flouride but am wondering why so much calcium, or hard water sediment is allowed to filter through. My pitchers are constantly caked with calcium deposit an all glassed poured from them have sediment in the bottom. I would think that the filter would catch those particles, especially at their size. It makes me wonder what else is getting through the filter.

          Posted on Jul 12, 2017 by Don Chandler

          I share your concern and have for many years, thus our purchase of two of your pitchers and two bottles. I would rather take the chance of a cavity or two than expose my entire body to a poison substance that has been proven to fail at avoiding tooth decay when used in toothpaste and is listed as a poison.
          I read somewhere that the Government has a contract with the provider of flouride for our drinking water, that doesn’t run out for a number of years before it can be canceled. I don’t know how true that is and can’t believe that there isn’t a clause allowing voiding of the contract in the event that the public is being poisoned with a useless compound which doesn’t avoid cavities as either a toothpaste or drinking water.

          Posted on Jul 12, 2017 by Levi Oakley Meyers

          Been using Clearly Filtered for almost a year now and wow! My yearly sinuses are almost none existent, my memory has increased noticeably, weight loss, my agility and stamina is more, overall I love this company for it’s greatness and I influence anyone I meet to try it but that fluoride seems to be dumbing them down to the point that they believe it’s healthy for them. It’s sad to see all the countries around the world banning fluoride as mine refuses to accept the repercussions it has on the masses.

          Posted on Jul 12, 2017 by Marlene Angelo

          Now you know why I make my own tooth paste. No fluoride in it. Found out I am allergic to fluoride back in the 1950’s when school children were treated for free with fluoride.

          Posted on Jul 12, 2017 by Jim craik

          Very helpful, keep up the good work…

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