Frequent Questions

Are there methods I can use to remove fluoride from my drinking water at home? For example, boiling or use of commercially available water filters and units.

The typical charcoal-based water filtration systems used in most homes do not remove fluoride from water.  Boiling water does not remove fluoride.  More costly distillation and reverse osmosis are treatment methods that have proven to be effective for removing fluoride to below 4.0 mg/L.  If you choose to use home water treatment, make sure that the filter you use is certified to address your concerns.  There are several independent American National Standards Institute (ANSI) certified organizations that test and certify home water treatment units.  More information about these organizations and other issues related to your water safety can be found at http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-11/documents/2005_11_17_faq_fs_healthseries_filtration.pdf.

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