Fluoride removal requires a specific filter designed for fluoride, and very few alkaline ionizers have it. Life Ionizers has the Super Filter™ A100F that specializes in fluoride reduction which is added to the ionizers prefilter system. In independent lab testing, Life’s Super Filter™ was able to reduce fluoride from the EPA maximum allowed level of fluoride in tap water to below detectable levels. Other alkaline ionizers – if they offer fluoride filtration – rely on an activated alumina filter, which is not as effective as Life’s Super Filter™.
Why the level of fluoride in your water may be unsafe
The EPA limits the amount of fluoride in water to 4 milligrams per liter, but that much fluoride in your water may cause dental fluorosis – spotting and discoloration of the teeth – in children. The FDA has issued an advisory that fluoride in water should be reduced to 1 milligram per liter or less, but that is only an advisory, not all municipal water authorities are following it.
Adults don’t receive any benefit from fluoride at all, and some may suffer long term health effects from exposure to it. For that reason, you may wish to eliminate fluoride from your water entirely.
According to a 2006 study by the US National Research Council. Fluoride in drinking water at or below the EPA recommended maximum of 4 milligrams per liter can cause:
Dental Fluorosis – Spotting and discoloration of teeth
Stage 1, 2 & 3 Skeletal Fluorosis – Arthritis pain in joints, brittle bones, increased risk of fractures
Endocrine effects – decreased thyroid function, impaired glucose tolerance, earlier sexual maturity
Neurotoxicity – Brain damage, lower IQ, Alzheimer’s symptoms
Prefilter system needed to filter fluoride
The internal filters in an alkaline ionizer are designed to filter chlorine, and sometimes chloramines. It is critical that both chemicals are eliminated from your water because chlorine and chloramines make alkaline water unhealthy. A water ionizer’s internal filters must concentrate on chlorine, so for fluoride filtration, a prefilter must be added to the water ionizer.
A prefilter system connects to the water supply going to the alkaline ionizer. Life Ionizers provides a prefilter system free with the purchase of any new alkaline ionizer. If you want the fluoride Super Filter™, just ask and it will be included free with your ionizer’s prefilter system.
Life Fluoride Super Filter™ vs. Activated Alumina Filters
If you want to filter fluoride in your water, you have two choices: Life’s Fluoride Super Filter™, or an activated alumina filter. ETR Independent Labs – an EPA certified water testing lab – compared Life’s Super Filter™ to an activated alumina filter. For this test, ETR put the maximum EPA recommended amount of fluoride in the water, which is 4 milligrams per liter:
ETR Independent Labs – Water Filter Fluoride Removal – Test Results
Source water fluoride (mg/L)
Remaining fluoride after filtering (mg/L)
Life Super Filter™ A100F
Life’s Super Filter™ was so effective against fluoride that ETR labs couldn’t find any fluoride in the water after filtering it with the Super Filter™. The activated alumina filter left 5% of the fluoride, – 0.20 milligrams per liter of fluoride in the water.
Fluoride Super Filter™ can be installed on any water filtration system
Life’s fluoride Super Filter™ fits in standard 10” filter housings, so it can be added to any filtration system, except for whole-home systems. For whole home filtration, Life offers the Dolphin Whole Home fluoride filtration system. The Super Filter™ and the Dolphin Whole Home filter use the same technology: Charged Modified Composite Blend (CMCB) uses charged particles to electromagnetically attract and hold contaminants like fluoride. CMCB is the most advanced filtration technology available.
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Carlton, Robert. “REVIEW OF THE 2006 UNITED STATES NATIONAL RESEARCH
COUNCIL REPORT: FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER.” . US National Research Council, n.d. Web. 11 Apr 2014. <http://media.khi.org/news/documents/2012/07/23/FJ2006_v39_n3_p163-172.pdf>.