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How to test tap water at home?

If you want to have confirmation of the fact that your tap water is safe to drink, you can easily test it yourself. An illness or other health problems like diarrhoea or gastrointestinal problems caused by drinking tap water are a clear indication that something might be wrong with your drinking water. Likewise, changes in the taste, colour, appearance or odour of tap water also indicate the presence of contaminants. These factors may be a sign that you need to test your tap water to determine the contaminants that may be lurking in it, and which may have adverse health effects.

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While some contaminants can make their presence felt through odours (e.g. chlorine, hydrogen sulphide), other contaminants cannot be perceived through smells or tastes (e.g. heavy metals or bacteria). So how can you test your water for contaminants at home?

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Fluoride reduction water filters

Around 10% of the population in the United Kingdom has access to either artificially or naturally fluoridated water.  This may not seem like such a significant percentage, however, compared to the number other European countries that have entirely dismissed the idea of artificial fluoridation, this percentage is still high. The countries that either never implemented or opted for the cessation of water fluoridation are citing scientific studies that suggest fluoride may be more harmful for your health than it is helpful in preventing tooth decay. In the light of these findings and until the controversy around the health effects of fluoride are settled for good, many homeowners are looking for ways to remove fluoride from tap water in areas where artificial water fluoridation still occurs.

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Not many filters are capable of targeting fluoride in water, but there are a few that are recognised as efficient fluoride reduction water filters. Currently, homeowners have three methods for removing fluoride from their tap water – installing a reverse osmosis water filter, using fluoride reduction filter cartridges in their under-sink or countertop water filters, or opting for water distillers, but the most cost-effective methods are reverse osmosis and activated alumina filters.

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Can you remove fluoride from tap water?

Water fluoridation for the purpose of preventing or reducing tooth decay is still a widely used practice in many countries. However, a number of European countries have decided to stop the fluoridation process of municipal water supplies as a result of new data suggesting that fluoride is a substance, whose presence in water is not as beneficial to dental health as believed before, and that, in fact, it may detrimental to your health if consumed in excess.

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In the UK, only around 6 million people receive artificially fluoridated water, while another 500,000 people live in areas where fluoride occurs naturally in water. Given that there is no clear-cut evidence that water fluoridation prevents tooth decay and given that it’s a substance not entirely safe for consumption, discerning homeowners are looking for ways to remove fluoride from tap water.

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Fluoride Reduction Filter Cartridge Review

If you’ve determined that your tap water contains high levels of fluoride and you’re worried about its potential harmful effects on your health, a fluoride reduction filter can help to remove a high percentage of fluoride from water, and make it more safe for your health. The benefits of fluoride added in tap water as a measure to prevent tooth decay in the population is still under debate, while the toxicity of high fluoride levels is already confirmed. The Fluoride Reduction Filter Cartridge was developed for any standard filtration system that is compatible with 2.5″ x 10″ filters.

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The filter cartridge contains white granular media that reduces fluoride levels in water, thus, being a handy filter for those who need to reduce fluoride levels in their tap water or are worried about their fluoride intake.

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Filter out the fluoride with a fluoride reduction filter cartridge

The addition of fluoride to drinking water is a controversial topic, worldwide.  Many fluoridation advocates claim that it is safe based on scientific studies, but those that oppose it claim it can have many negative effects on your health and wellbeing. With over 60 years of fluoride exposure in the UK, scientist have been called to investigate if it is in fact contributing to chronic health issues, affecting the brain, and other endocrine functions. While this debate is unsettled, above all you want to ensure that the water you and your family are consuming on a daily basis is safe.

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Fluoride is naturally found in water sources in surprisingly high amounts. However, the fluoride chemical that is added to water is what most people would call far from a “natural process.” This chemical is called flurosilicic acid and is captured in air pollution control systems. It is one of the most contaminated chemicals that are added to the public’s water source. It also is the only chemical added that does not treat the water. Fluoride is not classified as a nutrient, and therefore is classified as a medicine that is usually implied to treat or prevent a disease, such as tooth decay. It is a basic human right to decide to take medications and doctors are the only ones that can prescribe them. This is an inappropriate way to give “medicine.”

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