Fluoride Water Filters
Drink Pure Healthy Clean Water
Fluoride Filters that really work!
and leave the trace elements the body needs.
The American Dental Association, in November 2006, announced that the ingestion of fluoride is too dangerous for babies. They notified their members of this, but we are not aware of any effort to notify the public. You can read more about that and other risks of drinking fluoride, including that it is carcinogenic, at our page Fluoride Dangers.
You can have an effective fluoride filter! Fluoride combines with a metallic compound in our water, and a metallic substance with the opposite attraction removes it. Every metal has a charge, either positive or negative, and each can be either strong or weak. The right combination happens with activated alumina, which is used in one of the canisters in our fluoride PLUS two-canister and three-canister water filters. Through the attraction of the metals, removal rates normally start about 96% and may drop over the life of the filter to roughly 80%. (rated at 2400 ppm). The levels in your water will alter the amount of filtration.
Activated alumina is the material used in our kitchen fluoride filters. This is not the material we know as aluminum. It is aluminum oxide, the same natural substance as sapphire and rubies, but without the impurities that give the gems their color. Aluminum is a more highly-processed man-made material fabricated in part by the addition of fluoride! Activated alumina is an inert resin with a very high surface-area-to-weight ratio, with a lot of tunnel-like pores that run all through it. This results in a lot of surface area against which the water interacts, thereby removing fluoride. Should there be any amount of leaching of this inert material, the filter media in the following canister removes it. Individual customers who have tested these filters in their homes have reported 0 fluoride when new, and 0 fluoride after 6 & 7 months of use. Please note that an effective home fluoride tester costs $440. If you want to get your water tested, we recommend you go to a professional lab.
We also have a whole house fluoride filtering tank. For this unit, a calcium-based carbon in used. It is equal or better in effectiveness to activated alumina, and in large quantities is considerably less expensive than activated alumina. That tank can be combined with our other wide-spectrum filtration whole house filters. The use of calcium based carbon has allowed us to offer whole house fluoride filtration at affordable rates. See details on the fluoride tank and whole house combinations here:
Whole House Filters in the store:
The frequently repeated statement that only reverse osmosis removes fluoride is completely false.
See this page: Reverse Osmosis.
This page describes the kitchen fluoride water filters offered by friendsofwater.com There are many pages within our site with additional information on the need for water filters and why the filters we sell are recommended. We have many fluoride filters, including combined with other types of filtration to remove the contaminants you want filtered.
Here are some useful links:
To go straight to fluoride water filters in our store: fluoride water filters.
Click here to visit our page on the risks of fluoride.
Click here to visit our page on the risks of chlorine.
For information on whole house filters click whole house filters.
Click here for some story telling on the importance of filtered water.
To learn about a newer small whole house system: small whole house alternative.
Fluoride Water Filters
There are 3-canister undercounter fluoride filters listed below and in the store as well. More filter material means a higher level of protection.
To go straight to kitchen fluoride water filters in our store: fluoride kitchen water filters.
Undercounter & Countertop Filters
We carry undercounter water filters to clean your drinking water. One is the fluoride-removing, two-canister model. Each of the undercounter water filters come with its own faucet, which can go through the opening in your kitchen sink. The countertop models all have a diverter that screws onto the end of your existing kitchen faucet. To send water through the filter, you pull the tab on the side of the diverter.
The Big Splash at friendsofwater.com got an under-sink water filter for his house (when they lived in Vancouver Washington). He called in a plumber to install the system (and to get the plumber's opinion on the water filter). The plumber had made the change needed and had the new filter installed in about 35 minutes. In his opinion the parts are of good quality and the saddle valve to tie into the water line (which is included) was clever and well made. He was particularly impressed with the strong water flow through the faucet. In his experience this was much better than other water filters he had installed.
All undercounter 2- and 3-canister water filters come with their own faucet that goes through the extra opening in your sink.
Countertop 2 and 3-canister water filters all have a diverter that screws onto the end of your faucet. You then can choose a return diverter, that sends the water back to your faucet and sink, or a spout off the side of your canister. The only difference is where the water comes out.
Every one of these drinking water filters removes more than 600 contaminants including chlorine, organic-based contaminants like hormones, chemical-based drugs, arsenic, lead, heavy metals, chlorination by-products like trihalomethanes, and pesticides in much the same way that Mother Earth uses the minerals in the rocks and ground to clean water as it runs through to the aquifers. Those listed on this page also remove fluoride.
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Here is from a testimonial from a customer:
"I am a practicing Anesthesiologist living in a small town in Pennsylvania who has spent a small fortune on bottled water. Our city water is chlorinated and fluorinated, the taste was not very good and the quantity of water I drink as well as my husband and family the cost of bottled water really adds up. I researched the web in search of a water purification system. I really didn't want to bother with interrupting my plumbing, I just wanted something that was easy to install and remain on my countertop. I came upon the website friendsofwater.com and found just what I was looking for, a countertop 2-canister, multi-stage system that attached to my faucet and could stay on my countertop. I had the best of both worlds. I also could get this in chrome to match my kitchen.
I was intrigued so I called the toll free number (also a good asset for a company to have) and spoke with Timothy. Timothy was both knowledgeable and patient with all my questions. I was satisfied that this system satisfied my needs and also purchased systems for my parents (they are senior citizens who also should not be drinking water with fluoride and chlorine in it and can't afford to keep buying bottled water).
Well, the systems arrived in less than a week and they were just beautiful to look at. But how did they work? We installed the systems in our home and that of my parents, talk about easy installation without a plumber. We ran the water through the system and in less then 10 minutes had the freshest tasting water. We all agreed this was even better than our bottled water and now coming from our tap and with good pressure. We also liked that after turning off the system the faucet was fully usable for washing dishes, etc.
I had a few questions and called Timothy and he researched a glitch and it was resolved within 24 hours, incredible. I had a small problem with one of the three systems we bought and he sent out a replacement diverter for me, no problem.
I have never been treated so well by a business, especially an Internet business. I was speechless and very grateful I had chosen this company. I will tell this story to all my friends, colleagues and patients in the event they would also like to have such a system. I hope this helps anyone who is searching for something like this for their family. I would recommend this company to anyone.