Fluoride in Drinking Water
Fluoride (F-) is a common constituent of many minerals. Public water treatment plants throughout Ireland commonly add fluoride to the water for various reasons, one of them being the prevention of tooth decay. Water fluoridation is controversial.
Fluoride Concentrations above 5 mg/l are detrimental to tooth structure. High concentrations are contained in waste water from the manufacture of glass, steel and aluminum as well as from foundry operations. Organic fluorine is present in vegetables, fruits, nuts, even apples and coffee. Inorganic fluorine, under the name of sodium fluoride, is a waste product of aluminum industry.
Because of the current situation, Red House Water Systems provide you with a choice of removing it from your drinking water.
Almost everyone is aware of the controversy surrounding water fluoridation in the few countries that still carry it out. Ireland is probably the last country in the EU still using water fluoridation. Fluoride is a generic term that describes a wide variety of substances containing element Fluorine. Slightly less toxic than arsenic, but more toxic than lead, fluoride is the most negatively charged and most chemically active of all elements on Earth. Which means that it loves to combine and recombine with other elements in its path, looking for stronger bond and creating even more toxic combinations.
In fact, Fluoride is considered a poison in all European countries except Ireland.
Contrary to the assurances of pro-fluoridation promoters, fluoride is anything but benign, and that’s why the chemical industry loves it. How do the industrial, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and military interests love fluoride? Let us count the ways. Used to etch glass, ceramics and computer chips; refine petroleum products, make ceramic materials more porous, inhibit fermentation in breweries and wineries, polish aluminium, refine metals, and separate uranium isotopes in the production of nuclear warheads, fluoride is also a key ingredient in the most widely used insecticides and pesticides (rat poison), and is used in most general anesthetics, in many nerve gases (Sarin) and in many psychotropic drugs (Prozac). But what sounds like a dream lover for industry, is a toxic nightmare for the rest of us, as industry continually searches for new places to dispose of its fluoride waste.
Fluoride causes a wide variety of health problems, even when exposed in moderate levels:
1) It is Neurotoxic, and lowers IQ
2) Brain problems similar to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
3) The Department of Health of NJ found that bone cancer in male children was between 2 and 7 times greater in areas where water was fluoridated
4) Changes bone structure and strength – fluoride gradually builds up in bones and causes adverse changes to the bone structure
5) Causes birth defects and Perinatal Deaths
6) Impairs immune system
7) Causes Acute Adverse Reactions
8) Causes initial stages of Skeletal Fluorosis and Ostioarthritis
9) A permanent damage to the teeth
10) Suppresses thyroid function
This list can be continued. A large doses of fluoride can cause breathing problems (if inhaled as gas) and death.
Numerous studies exist that find NO EVIDENCE of any health benefits of water fluoridation.
If you are worried about fluoride in drinking water coming into your home, the best solution is to install one of two water purification technologies that consistently remove fluoride from water:
1) Reverse Osmosis systems
2) Cartridge filters (with a filter media specifically designed for removing Fluoride from water.
A typical cartridge-type water filter can be used in countertop, under sink, or in-line water filtration setup. Water filter cartridge systems are designed to work on public water that consists of inorganic fluoride. For organic fluoride in private well water, we recommend Reverse Osmosis. All countertop systems and most under sink systems below remove other contaminants as well, unless it is specifically says “Fluoride only”
Make the decision to solve your water quality issues once and for all. Call Simon today at 085-736-6006. Alternatively please submit the Contact Form for more information.