Alkaline Water System Effective Against Acidic Fluoride

A recent announcement by government officials that they were going to recommend reducing the levels of fluoride added to water because of health concerns was no surprise to many health advocates that have been concerned about potential dangers of fluoride for years. Government officials cited concerns about fluorosis, a condition that affects tooth enamel development in children, causing their teeth to become spotted.

EPA cites report that suggests long term exposure can be harmful

Fluoride has been controversial ever since municipalities began adding it to drinking water in the 1940’s. A report cited by the EPA states that people who consume too much fluoride in their lifetime face the risk of crippling bone abnormalities. The EPA has not officially released recommendations for the new lower fluoride levels, and there is no word of how long it would take local water authorities to adjust fluoridation levels.

Pollution through dilution

The fluoride compound most frequently used to fluoridate water is hydrofluosilicic acid, which is a byproduct of the process used to manufacture fertilizer. Health advocates concerned about adding hydrofluosilicic acid to water point out that the compound frequently contains high amounts of lead, mercury, arsenic, and high concentrations of radionucleides.

Hydrofluosilicic acid should not be confused with calcium fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral compound that is found in nature. Calcium fluoride is non toxic; even a small amount of hydrofluosilicic acid in concentrated form can be lethal.

Bottled water is not safe

While many consumers turn to bottled water to avoid toxins like hydrofluosilicic acid, studies show that samples of bottled water regularly contain significant amounts of fluoride. Consumers should be aware that most bottled water is simply filtered tap water.

Filtration is not enough

The addition of hydrofluosilicic acid to water lowers the pH of water. Since most tap water is acidic, it is likely that hydrofluosilicic acid is a substantial contributor. Water ionizers with effective filtration, such as one ETR Labs® tested and certified ionizer Company filters out harmful toxins like hydrofluosilicic acid, and will then ionize the water, increasing its pH to a level that is healthy to drink. The removal of the fluoride happens in two ways. First, if your water report shows fluoride contamination, the Company sends you a heavy metal/fluoride pre-filter. Second, since fluoride is an acidic contaminant it will be removed with the acidic water stream. Beneficial alkaline minerals will be in the drinking water stream.

Consumers concerned about fluoride poisoning should not wait for the EPA to act, because it will take a substantial amount of time for fluoride levels in municipal water supplies to decrease. This ionizer Company is the pioneer in pre-filter technology for ionizers, their standard technologically advanced Heavy Metal/Fluoride pre-filters addresses a large amount of contaminants. Look for the ionizer company that offers custom pre-filtration when investing in an alkaline mineral water ionizer for you Family.