It would be nice to have some kind of mineral supplement which will safely chelate the evil fluoride out of the body and prevent any kind of adverse affects of fluoride.
I am still not able to avoid fluoride in water. its there, I know the dangers and I am drinking it. I know that Distillation and Reverse Osmosis are 2 methods to remove fluoride from water. But for some reason both these methods dont appeal to me. Distillation is slow, consumes tons of electricity and RO is wastage of water. Plus both Distilled Water and RO water are demineralized.
I drink BRITA filtered water which removes some contaminants but not all.
I am wondering if supplements like Magnesium/Boron should be able to safely chelate all the bad fluoride out of the body via the kidneys...
I am completely avoiding fluoride toothpaste for the past 8 months or so. I am using plain baking soda for my teeth burshing. Recent visit to dentist showed that my teeth are in excellent shape. No problemo.
The suggested break in is to soak the filter for 15 min to hydrate the
media then flush the until (backwash) by holding the bottom up to the
faucet to flush out the fines.
I do suggest you order a special order Carafe that we make using 100%
bone char. Under low pH water conditions activated alumina could produce
an aluminum hydroxide which is a form of aluminum. For all practical
considerations you will get about the same fluoride reduction from the
"all bone char" unit as our standard CA-100F.
Hope this helps,
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: CA100f: does it contain any form of alumina/aluminum?
Thanks for the info! We're interested.
What is the suggested tactic for break in of the alumina filter to
reduce the fines intake?
> Hello Curt,
> I have just returned from a week of travel, so I apologize for the
> tardy reply.
> Our Carafe CA-100F is made up of Activated Alumina, Bone Char and our
> Aquaspace media. BOTH the activated alumina and bone char medias are
> effective for the reduction of metals and fluoride. The Carafe does
> not give off any Aluminum, however there are activated alumina fines
> which are given off in initial use of the product.
> Although aluminum is made from activated alumina it requires a
> considerable amount of energy to produce the metal Aluminum from the
> alumina. However the aluminum ion is found in both aluminum and
> activated aluminum.
> It is possible for us to make a Carafe as a special order using only
> Bone Char or we can use an ion-exchange media which is effective for
> fluoride reduction, however is more expensive and the capacity (gallon
> rating per filter) would be much lower than the adsorptive medias we
> now use.
> Due to the characteristics of the filtration parameters for flow rate
> makes it very difficult to filter a shower at the point of use for the
> reduction of fluoride unless we use a small tank which we place on the
> floor and run a shower hose down to the tank and then back up again to
> a shower wand/spray head.
> We have found that chemically sensitive people have various thresholds
> and the more sensitive they are the bigger the filter required to
> alleviate the problem.
> The best suggestion is to provide you a Carafe made only of bone char
> for drinking water and if you find that works for you then you can
> consider a unit as described above for your shower.
> I hope this answers your questions.
> Thank you for your interest in AQUASPACE!
> Technical Service
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:46 PM
> To: Aquaspace
> Subject: CA100f: does it contain any form of alumina/aluminum?
> Does your CA100f contain any form of alumina / aluminum in it's action
> to remove fluoride? Do you have more technical details on it's
> fluoride removal technology? I'm allergic to aluminum, yet need to
> eliminate fluoride from my environment.
> I could use a shower filter that removes fluoride.
> Thanks, curt