Additional Fluoride News and Information
How do I avoid fluoride in my tap water?
Fluoride Action Network
If you live in a community that fluoridates its water supply, there are several options to avoid drinking the fluoride that is added. Unfortunately, each of these options will cost money (unless you happen to have access to a free source of spring water). The options include:
Spring water: Most spring water contains very low levels of fluoride (generally less than 0.1 ppm). To see the fluoride levels in popular brands of water, click here.
Water filtration: Many water filters (e.g., Brita & Pur) use an “activated carbon” filter that does NOT remove fluoride. Water filters that do remove fluoride include reverse osmosis, deionizers that use ion-exchange resin, and activated alumina. To learn more, click here.
Personal Recommendation: For the last several years, I have been using a Berkey water filter. They sell a Fluoride filter that you add in addition to their black filters. It is a stainless steel and gravity based water filter system. They are not cheap but worth every penny.
The Fluoride Deception
Christopher Bryson, 2006
The Fluoride Deception documents a powerful connection between big corporations, the U.S. military, and the historic reassurances of fluoride safety provided by the nation’s public health establishment. The Fluoride Deception reads like a thriller, but one supported by two hundred pages of source notes, years of investigative reporting, scores of scientist interviews, and archival research in places such as the newly opened files of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Commission. The book is nothing less than an exhumation of one of the great secret narratives of the industrial era: how a grim workplace poison and the most damaging environmental pollutant of the cold war was added to our drinking water and toothpaste.