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I have recently been searching for a filter that removes fluoride. I had been under the impression that the only filter which could remove fluoride is reverse osmosis. However, in searching the net, I have read that "activated alumina" filters can also effectively remove fluoride. Is this true, and if so, would you recommend them?
August 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnon
Activated alumina filters can, indeed, remove most of the fluoride.
One of the concerns I have though, is the possibility that some of the alumina (i.e. aluminum) in the filter could end up getting in the finished water. This would be particularly undesirable if it caused the formation of aluminum-fluoride complexes, which can be more toxic than aluminum or fluoride by itself.
Unfortunately, little research seems to have been done to study this issue. A recent report from the European Union does suggest though that it is a possibility under some conditions. To quote:
>>> There is NO ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF ALUMINUM - Keeping it to a minimum is NOT good enough! <<<
Aluminum and Fluoride
Video on, "Aluminum Fluoride G-Proteins and Altzheimer's Disease," August 5, 2001
Three water Fluoridation Studies: 80% of Lab Rats Dead Before Study Completion -- USEPA Conceals Study Results from Public, November 11, 2000
Death knell for fluoridation? Bruce Spittle, M.D. and Albert W. Burgstahler, Ph.D., Fluoride, 31(2) 1998, pp. 59-60
Research links low levels of fluoride and aluminum to Alzheimer's and kidney damage
Newly discovered toxic interaction of fluoride and aluminum in tap water is the death knell of fluoridation
Combination of fluoride and aluminum has unforseen effects in drinking water
Tragedy and HypeSoy products are an unsuspected source of excess aluminum, May 11,2000
Aluminum, fluoride and hormones, IFIN Bulletin number 28, December 15, 1999
Abstracts on aluminum and fluoride
Alzheimer's disease and dementia
>>I've copied the info above with the link; if you go to the site, there's links to all the articles. Any amount of fluoride + Any amount of aluminum is a deadly/dangerous combination. PLEASE make SURE that whatever filtration device you use provides a guarantee of elimination of BOTH fluoride & aluminum <<