Water & Fluoride

If you are unaware of the harmful effects of fluoride, then check out this article. Also, Fluoride Free Austin, is a great site to stay up to date on the latest research and happenings. In a nutshell, how toxic is fluoride--

  • It is a component of rat poison and many other common pesticides
  • It is corrosive enough to etch glass
  • ŸFluoridated toothpastes carry a poison warning on the label
  • The EPA prohibits discharging fluorides directly into natural waterways, including the ocean.  Fluoride disposal is regulated under the rules for hazardous waste.
  • ŸHandlers are required to wear a NIOSH-approved cartridge respirator with full-face shield, tight-fitting chemical splash goggles, and acid-proof protective clothing, gloves and shoes.
Fluoride Free Austin

Needless to say, I do not want this crap (fluoride) in my water, especially since I am someone who consumes around 80oz of water daily.

There are multiple avenues to get fluoride-free water:

  1. If you are looking for an inexpensive way, then make a trip to your grocery store, purchase BPA free jugs, and fill them up weekly. At HEB in Austin, the fluoride free water is only $.35 a gallon; Sprout's, Wheatsville, and Whole Foods also offer fluoride free water refills.
  2. If you own your house, you can put an entire system on your water that removes fluoride, but this is quite the investment.
  3. Lastly, this is a great water pitcher that you can refill that removes all the impurities.

MOST BOTTLED WATER CONTAINS FLUORIDE. If it does not state that it's fluoride-free, then do not waste your money. Pick one of the options and get to drinking fluoride-free water.