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You probably know this already, but just in case... Hope this link works... Wish they'd stop with the fluoride altogether! The only source for removal that I can find is reverse osmosis. If there are others, or RO is incorrect, would appreciate knowing...

Also, when I heard a brief of this report on the national news, they said that the excessive flouride is either suspect or has been linked to mineral loss in children...

http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/89/i03/8903news1.html

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I know... I'd rather have NONE also. I'm allergic to fluoride that is in toothpastes and gels. Have been for 45 yrs now!

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Hi Lymetoo. Happy New Year! Hope you had a great Holiday Season.

So what do you do to clear your drinking and cooking water, reverse osmosis? That's what I've been doing but I still have doubts. I can't help but wonder if flouride enters your body through the skin when you bathe as well. Nasty stuff.

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Happy to see that MAYBE the powers that be will finally back away from the fluoride in drinking water. The dental community just won't admit that fluoride in the drinking water is unnecessary and potentially dangerous.

Reverse osmosis is what I do for my drinking water. Yes, you can absorb some through your skin and there are some shower filters out there. I'd like to get some sort of whole house reverse osmosis set-up, but haven't priced them yet.

I use fluoride-free toothpaste. Tea contains a lot of natural fluoride, but I haven't given up my tea habit yet.

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Hi RubyJ! Nice to meet you.

Yes, a reverse osmosis system for the entire home water supply would be ridiculously expensive. I'd love to have one also, but not made of $$$$$ here.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the fluoride that's natually found in tea is much less toxic than the fluoride added to water? I'm not in any hurry to give up tea either.

I think one of the things that's most toxic is gathering water from kitchen faucet to boil food in. If my understanding is correct, this just concentrates the fluoride; at least I gave that up some time back.

Thanks again for the info.!

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Fluoride is naturally in water - actually it's called fluorite.

However, for those that argue that adding fluoride to the water is safe since there is naturally occuring fluoride, their logic fails.

They add sodium fluoride to the water because it's cheap. Calcium fluoride (fluorite) is naturally occuring in water, and it would be much more expensive to add to drinking water. Sodium fluoride is at least 70 times more toxic than naturally occuring fluorite. It may be more toxic - that is the conservative number.

So, for those experts claim adding fluoride is not harmful - I suspect they never opened their chemistry textbook.

I have a mild case of dental fluorosis because my mom gave me fluoride pills when I was a child. I don't blame her though of course, because that's what she thought was right, and that was the advice that my pediatrician gave. However, because of dental fluorosis, I am more susceptible to cavities since my enamel isn't great.

All that being said - nothing should be added to our water. If I want to add something to my water, let me do it myself.

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Any is too much. You can't flush the stuff down the toilet, dump it into the ocean, or put it in a landfill. But they put it in us.
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Lots of great info! Thanks very much. I'm going to try to spell this and someone will probably have to correct it:

Hydrofluorosalycic acid

I think that's what someone said they put in our water...

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