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Can You Remove Fluoride By Boiling Water?

By April 4, 2013

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Getty ImagesSome people want fluoride in their drinking water, while others seek to remove it. One of the most common questions I get relating to fluoride removal is whether or not you can boil fluoride out of your water. The answer is no. If you boil water or leave it on a hot plate for an extended period of time, the fluoride will become more concentrated, remaining in the water as a fluorine salt.

However, you can boil water to remove fluoride if you capture the water that is evaporated and condense it (distill it). The water you collect will contain much less fluoride than your starting water. As an example, when you boil a pot of water on the stove, the fluoride concentration in the water in the pot increases. The water that escapes as steam contains much less fluoride.


April 7, 2009 at 9:16 pm
(1) Katie says:

my name is katie….
i was wondering about the article that you have about turning your urine diffrent colors…. i was wondering where you can get the methylene blue……i have been looking online but i cant find it….if you could help me that would be great…thanks

April 13, 2009 at 3:58 am
(2) Tom says:

we should put municipal governments on trial for public endangerment. putting poison into our drinking water must be some kind of crime.

June 20, 2011 at 5:07 am
(3) James says:

I agree with you Tom, where do we sign?!, They just POISONED the SanDiego water supply with this stuff, I going to try to get a petition signed I think. Heres a link you will want to watch, pleese share. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5329003820626343107#docid=7319752042352089988

April 13, 2009 at 8:47 am
(4) Bill says:

First of all, the reverse is true. One of the last cities in Europe to permit fluoridation was Basel, Switzerland, and they just stopped. Why? Because after they started fluoridating, kids’ cavity rates increased. By contrast, rates in the rest of fluoride free Europe declined. So why, you may ask, did anyone fluoridate in the first place?Plus, if you want to slash your Alzheimer’s risk overnight… starting tomorrow, drink no fluoridated water.

See the videos at http://www.christiankeys.ca/Fluoride.html and see the professional statement recommending banning fluoride, signed by over 2208 professionals.

April 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm
(5) Sanford Felton says:

Thanks to the others who posted the anti-fluoridation comments If you want to know some of the best details on this issue, read “The Fluoride Deception” or watch the videos on youtube where the author is interviewed.

April 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm
(6) sami dudin says:

I think that we can remove floride as a salt from water by freezing, that floride salt will crystalize out as other salts which easly removed by washing.
The areas in which the water hase concentrated floride in water , peoples in that area has dark brown colore on their front teeth.

November 7, 2010 at 3:55 pm
(7) Nancy says:

To date there hasn’t been a single study demonstrating the damaging effects of fluoride. On the other hand, many studies have shown the positive effects fluoride has on the reduction in caries. Resulting in improved oral heath, reduced expenditures for dental restorative procedures, and decreased absences from school and work resulting from oral pain.

May 4, 2011 at 3:01 am
(8) KrakKesh says:

Actually. It has been proven in many scientific studies that Fluoride is a contributor in Brain and Bone Marrow Caner. It’s a dangerous byproduct and the U.S. Government should be put on trial for the many cases of different Cancers. It also is one of the main causes of sterilization of seamen. Research it yourself mate.

May 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm
(9) macanana says:

Weak argument. People should be able to look after their teeth without the help of toxic chemicals. I Stopped eating crap, it helped a lot.

November 24, 2010 at 11:07 am
(10) Helena says:

I am with Tom. Our officials should be put on trial. Hitler used fluoride to control and sterilize the Jews…HMMM. I emailed Gov Mitch Daniels and he has the State Environmentalist guy call me to explain how good it was for me that they pay Alcoa for industrial waste that is rat poison in our water. My ex is suffering from cancer of the thyroid and my who9le family has thyroid problems after living in Detroit when they put even more fluoride int he water. I saw mix up a big batch of fluoride and put in in the water in the White House, State House and Pentagon…

November 29, 2010 at 3:31 am
(11) Chris says:

When boiling water containing fluoride, by how much does the concentration of fluoride increase? I.e. if you had 10 ppm how much would it increase to? (I don’t know the concentration of fluoride in my tap water, so I just used 10 ppm as an arbitrary number). Do you know what the avg concentration of fluoride is in most drinking water? Thanks, Chris

March 6, 2011 at 11:54 pm
(12) Eric says:

Wow, a lot of totally clueless people commenting here. . . fluoridating the water supply has been tremendously beneficial in improving dental health. There have been many studies to prove this. Calling it “poison” tells me that you’re the kind of person who inherently distrusts anything science has to offer. Sure, fluorine can be poisonous. So can calcium, and vitamin C, two nutritional requirements that nobody can refute are necessary for survival. What’s important to understand is that the poison is in the DOSE. The amount of fluoride in municipal water supplies is FAR below the level where negative health impacts begin to manifest. In some places where fluoride naturally exists in the water, municipalities actually must remove a portion of it.
Seriously people, what could the government possibly stand to gain from “poisoning” its citizens?? STOP THE PARANOIA!! LIVE YOUR LIFE!!

August 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm
(13) Taytay says:

There are too many people. We are viewed only as consumers and as sheeple. They are thinning the herd. We live in a closing society.

August 27, 2011 at 2:55 am
(14) Reason A Bubble says:

This does not compute.

Governments want more tax paying citizens not less.

Global population will have to hit well over 12 billion before our myopic, fearless leaders figure out that we are the acne on the face of the world.

October 29, 2011 at 5:22 am
(15) John says:


Can you say “Ignorant”. Say it to yourself several times and then stop posting, o.k.?

October 29, 2011 at 5:24 am
(16) John says:


Cand you say, “Ignorant”. Good!…
Now say it to yourself several times more and stop posting.

March 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm
(17) miketee says:

I’m sorry Eric but I have to disagree with you. People have many reasons to worry and even moreso now as it becomes more evident about what’s going on in the world and the world’s elite suggestions of depopulation. The “Government” you seem to trust so much is controlled and told what to do by the powers above them that own pretty much yours and everybody else’s government. How do you think they will depopulate the planet by 80% which is their mimimum supposed target. It would be pretty hard to just go out and kill everyone so there’s probably 3 ways which 2 of we’re seeing right now and the 3rd is through our food and yes fluid intake. They are putting more and more dangerous chemicals in foods with genetically modified foods and even animals that result in foods or produce food such as cows which give us milk which then contain these poisonous chemicals. Ever wonder what could possibly be in packet mash potato powder that makes artificial mash potato? But anyway now the other 2 methods to depopulate are much better for them where in recent times they create false attacks and use imaginary terrorism or create a problem somewhere to trigger a war which is another means to depopulate and create disasters which the public perceive as natural disasters by the use of HAARP. Artificial sweetener is poison now I wonder how many that will kill off or fluoride but as these attempts are too slow they use the natural disaster weather alteration trigger “HAARP” technology now and war methods which kill more people and quicker. Go seek the truth and stop watching and believing everything on TV which the elite own and control too..as well as radio and newspaper where they know the majority of the world’s population go to for info and news like sheep. People are waking up now though thanks to the internet but it may be all too late.

April 1, 2011 at 11:36 am
(18) thread says:

The reason for institutionalized fluorization of tap water (which is carried out on a global level) is that long term consumption ofluoride causes the pineal gland (which is a small pine cod shaped gland in our brain) to calcify. the benefit the background government takes out of this is preventing humanity from activating their Third Eye (aka pineal gland), the very center within our brain capable of revealing higher density based dimensions. Simply put, as long as people are inclined to drink from fluoride-filled water, the background government doesn’t have to worry about humanity awakening their true potentials and origins. Opening our third eye is alsa essential in reconnecting to our higher selves. Skate liver oil is said to be able to decalcify pineal glands.
Love and Light to all!

April 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm
(19) E says:

Thank you Thread for not simply pointing out one of the many damaging qualities (with such intention) of mass fluoridation, but going further in offering possible solutions to calcification problems. The ignorance from several of the other posters here speaks volumes of “the program’s” success. The deeply rooted and continually fueled ignorance is even vehemently defended – True House Negros indeed. Malcolm X could not have used a more apt phrase!

Thank you again, and on behalf of those awake!

June 4, 2011 at 4:26 pm
(20) Nancy says:

Not until I read the articles that show that studies (plural!!! Not just one study, I would like to read several articles in which the study was performed several other times and the data obtained showed the same results) have been performed where such “damages” do occur I will not believe it. Fluoride just like any other substance/chemical we put into our bodies will have some positive or negative effect. If used properly such negative effects are preventable. Ignorance does play a part when people over-dose and therefore there are consequences. All those that say have information to back them up, be kind enough to send me the links to your scientific data, or send me the name of the articles and volumes in which they were published. One study is never enough to provide enough evidence against an argument. Same thing goes for words, one persons words or opinions are never enough.

July 16, 2011 at 7:47 am
(21) Fluoride grandma says:

Salt is more poisonous. A lot more people die of contaminated water too. Tooth decay effects the nerves which causes many diseases such as heart disease.

Do some research into deaths from contaminated water in areas where fluoridation isn’t utlilised. There was one in Victoria Australia I think. Lots of sick people from a dead animal in the water catchment.

Spring water is inconsistent in its contents and quality.

Sure, water filters are cheap these days. Filter your water if your concerned. You will have to refrain from drinking any product that has processed sugar in it though like soft drinks. Your teeth will rot quite fast if you do, even artificial sugars rot your teeth.

January 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm
(22) Annonymous says:

1st of all. yes anything can be bad or good depending on how you use it. as for fluoride, it’s good ONLY for cleaning your teeth, you are NOT suppose to ingest it. Everyone knows that calcium is ingested for your bones including your teeth. NOT fluoride. Calcium works from the inside and fluoride cleans on the outside. That’s why calcium is in milk and fluoride is in toothpaste….duh! If you think ingesting fluoride is good for your bones and the rest of your body then you are a damn fool and i suggest you swallow your toothpaste every morning and spike your milk with fluoride and tell me how you feel in a year. Wake up people!! Fluoride is NOT for ingesting. It can CLEAN your teeth if used for brushing, but that’s it. It doesn’t mean fluoride will do the same for the rest of your body. geez

2nd Reverse Osmosis can purify your tap water of pretty much anything, unlike brita who clearly state in their ads “don’t worry, our filters won’t remove the fluoride.”

just like the body of earth, our individual bodies are made up of mostly water. To contaminate that water with anything other than its natural elements (hydrogen and oxygen) is to bring harm to all that live off of it. To feed them anything other than pure clean H2O can be hazardous and caustic. Ingesting pure clean H2O can properly flush a body and cure it of many ailments but if it’s not truly clean and pure, be prepared for more ill-ments than ailments.

please do not reply to this about the sea. I understand that its not pure H2O and many creatures live there but humans don’t. I’m merely trying to express and expose the links between clean water and human life, because w/o clean water, there is no life for humans on this planet.

January 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm
(23) nobodyhere says:

If anyone is confused about why they fluoridate our water, despite studies showing how harmful it is, and how useless it is in preventing tooth decay, the answer is very simple: fluoride is a waste product which different industries, such as those that make aluminum sheeting or computer boards produce. They initially had to pay a lot of money for this stuff to be disposed of (put into barrels and shoved in the ground) then one day, a bright spark came up with the idea of selling it to us as a health product, so now it’s shoved in everything including our drinking supplies. There is kickbacks and lobbying going on to get this stuff put into water supplies which do not currently have it. Basically it is just a scam on a global scale.

February 2, 2012 at 8:08 am
(24) Matthew says:

Why does it become more concentrated after boiling it?

February 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm
(25) Carl says:

> Matthew says:
> Why does it become more concentrated after boiling it?

Because the water evaporates, but the fluoride stays in the pot.

March 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm
(26) Gruff says:

Natural sources of water may contain fluoride, at concentrations approximately around 0.3 ppm (0.3mg/L). Typically these sources also contain a high degree of calcium which essentially counter-acts the effects that the fluoride has on your bones (not sure about the issues with cancer etc.).

Toothpaste is approximately up to 1100 ppm flouride, about 0.4 or 0.5 mg per blob on your toothbrush. There are warnings against ingesting it, and sometimes there are warnings to consult your physician if ingested.

Tap water in many places in the USA dope the water to concentrations as high as 1.6 mg/L, which is about 0.8 mg of fluoride in a large glass of water. This is double the toothpaste concentration! What happens when someone drinks this amount twice or more daily, every day???

April 12, 2012 at 6:43 am
(27) Pan says:

Fluoride is used to keep the masses docile. It’s as simple as that.

May 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm
(28) Tim Smith says:

I can see the real concern people have about fluoride in their drinking water.

Although it seems that the problems (if they really exist) associated with drinking what is effectively a fluoride solution, appear not to become apparent until after many years.

I suppose the worry for many folk – and the reason why they are keen to remove fluoride and other chemicals from their drinking water – is all about the fear of the unknown, rather than any concrete proof.

None of this is helped by the authorities saying “Don’t worry – everything is all right” – but then – as the article I linked to above says – they also said that about tobaco, asbestos and thalidomide.

It would be a disaster if they announce in 30 or 40 years time that they got it wrong – but then presumably they would be able to blame the previous generation.

Nobody wants cavities in their teeth – but also nobody wants to be poisoned either!

May 13, 2012 at 4:25 am
(29) Eden Novelo says:

I recently read at my chiropractics office, the newest government study done on flouride. 1. oops, “that the maximum allowable amount of flouride in drinking water is not one part per million, but one part per billion.” they only missed it by a thousand. You would think that this would hit the news like ,flash Lindsey, but this study has been out for years?! – I do not know of anybody who drinks water directly from the faucet, Do you? I do not understand why so many cities would spend $100,000 in this economy to actually” kill 100,000 nerve cells from each person, each bath”.
2. to top it off. The study also says that thin protective layer that forms on teeth because of the flouride is actually too thin, soon wears out and forms no protection., another government scam; like those twelve trillion dollars
spent on needless wars, and that building seven come 911, it fell to the beat of zero gravity which was one floor per 1/2 second…we need this 99%movement, hit the SEIU webpage, print a 99% banner, we all are.

May 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm
(30) Axis says:

@ Eric.

By stating that, you have announced to the world that you are a witless sheep, that believes everything you read. Fluoride is present in minute quantities in natural water, yes. But are they filtering this natural source out before adding more? NO.

Applying fluoride directly to your teeth via brushing has been shown to be beneficial for dental health, yes. BUT the substance that they are putting in the drinking water is NOT the same. They are using industrial waste from the aluminium industry, which has had no testing. Also, ingesting fluoride into the body is completely useless for your teeth, and the quantities that are supplied are just above the amount that can be flushed through your body. What this means is that small amounts of fluorine salt are building up in your pineal gland and your kidneys. . The motivation for this forced mass medication is highly suspect.

Someone wants to make us all more pliable and susceptible to subliminal messaging. SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN MY FRIEND so don’t get on your high horse and say that we are ignoring science, the scientific community is as corrupt as any other, and you need to have your bs filter on. It is also SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN that if you consume fluoridated water for more than one year, you are changed permanently. Peer review means that you only see the results that the higher ups in the scientific community WANT you to see, and these are determined by the highest bidder. Do not kid yourself. We are being poisoned into stupidity by our government and health organisations.

June 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm
(31) frank says:

@Nancy @Eric
beware of these people!

you will see government spies on many such blogs and youtube videos
Fluoride was created by Hitler you think hitler created fluoride for dental purposes? Fluoride is not used in German drinking water
Fluoride is used in allmost every Vacciness for babies age 1 and above so make sure the next vaccine your baby gets contains no fluoride and it contains such a high dose that one need to be 230pounds or more for the body to handle it
since a baby surely is nowere near that weight it has a devastating impact on the mind directly killing Neurons in the brain
as you can imagine this halts the children to evolve properly furthermore what was 8th grade math in the 1950′s is today college math- fact
right now im figuring out how to get a distiller and remove fluoride alltogheter from my family next vaccine wich is the last for my daughter i assure you she will not get if it contains fluoride
you governments have f*cked us over enough
its the age of awakening.

June 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm
(32) Exposing the Darkness says:

Is this site government sponsored? Because knowingly spreading lies about a poison that kills, maims and debilitates is seriously wrong! Please get the facts straight from the propaganda and lies. Thank you.

June 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm
(33) Denice says:

Fluoride is a problem for thyroid. (as well as chlorine). There ARE studies. Read up on Hashimotos Disease (hypothyroidism).
All numbers increased in U.S. population as introduction of these treatments were introduced.

June 27, 2012 at 12:02 am
(34) Janet Johnson says:

Fluoride is not just a problem when you drink it. What about bathing and showering? Our skin is the largest organ of our body and it absorbs what it touches?
Our city is going to vote on putting fluoride in the water. We have been one of the few hold-outs in the country and now that the rest of the world has worked to get rid of pollution, we are putting it into our water supply. I love Kansas and it’s people but new political leaders have made it the laughing stock of the country. It makes it very hard to live here.

July 2, 2012 at 7:03 am
(35) Owen says:

Nancy, are you working for the government under the misinformation sector?
Please, do some research.
Fluoride is horrible and your brain wash tactics aren’t working here.

July 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm
(36) Krissy says:

It is not just the government people should fear but also the MAJOR BANKS. Who is to say before any government will do population control that maybe nature will do that first before HAARP or nay other organization, and either way we never truly die there are many dimensions to this parallel universe. just my opinion :)

July 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm
(37) FromtheFuture says:

Erika and comments above you are insane and absurd to not measure the consquences of something that maybe benefical. I have to say there are so many cattle living on this planet to think that (Fl) Flouride in the water is benefical. Are you not weighing the side effects of FL esp from the origin it arised?? Just because a specific thing is proven it does not mean it’s the right thing to believe or do. It’s like if we spray chemicals like AL, Barium and others to control weather we can control weather, but who cares if we contaminate the water and people in the process. Global warming is happening, but there are major effects on many other planets in our solar system with out emmissions?

Think about it good for dental health you have fl in your toothpaste which you don’t ingest for a reason?? FL is found in prozac, it was put in the jews water and is the main ingredient found in rat poison it is not mean to be ingested. They know at small amounts it’s okay, but it also is the main ingredient that calcifies the 3rd eye etc…, Not going to explain.

Whenever someone says something is good for you look at the whole picture and try to see what they are not telling you. 5-6 servings of fruits and veggies are good for you????? Yeah there are phytochemicals and antioxidants in them, but what about the Gmo seeds, the irridation they do them the fruits and Veggies and Pesticides and Herbcides????? Pesti means kill. Think about it how hard it is to clean your body of the toxins in the foods high in chemicals vs the benefits of having some antixidants. They say everything is genetic thats bs too. It’s all built up from everything around you from, subliminal, to the food and air you breath. Yah you maybe predisposed have a higher risk for soemthing, but you can easily reduce anything.

July 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm
(38) From the Futre says:

But does fluoride actually prevent tooth decay? Not according to the largest study ever conducted on fluoridation and oral health. 39,000 school children in 84 areas around the U.S. were studied in the mid-80′s, and the results showed no statistical difference in tooth decay rates between fluoridated and non-fluoridated cities.

Meanwhile, tooth decay trends tracked by the World Health Organization from 1970 to the present show that the incidence of decayed, missing or filled teeth has been steadily in decline with each passing year in the U.S., France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Iceland and Greece. And why are the numbers of decayed teeth on the decline? Better oral hygiene and improved dental practice is the most obvious answer. It’s certainly not the fluoride. Because of all of those countries, only one adds fluoride to the public water supply: the United States.

July 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm
(39) Lynne Gordon says:

Thank you for this most informative article. I get this question from a lot of people, as well.

To those who actually are sick and tired of being poisoned with fluoride in our drinking water, you can go to change.org

There you can sign a petition, start a campaign and much more.

If we are ever to change the poisoning of our air, water and food, we MUST all get involved and DO SOMETHING!

I applaud those who are ready! It’s been a long tough war out here without you.

Our food is poisoned, our water is poisoned and our air is poisoned… and when we ask for medicine, they give us more poison ~ L. Gordon

July 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm
(40) Vince says:

When boiling water containing fluoride, by how much does the concentration of fluoride increase? So if you had 10 ppm how much would it increase to? (I don’t know the concentration of fluoride in my tap water, so I just used 10 ppm as an arbitrary number). Do you know what the avg concentration of fluoride is in most drinking water? Thanks,

August 28, 2012 at 9:22 am
(41) allie says:

Whatever you feel about fluoride, I dont want it forced down my throat. It is forced medication. Why not add other stuff too? Like anti anxiety medication, vitamins, etc?


Because people deserve to choose how to medicate themselves…

September 21, 2012 at 9:59 am
(42) mike says:

Any smart helpful comments here?

October 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm
(43) John Czafit says:

22 Pure H20 is not healthy… The bleep are you talking about? Rain water and good lake water is a thousand times better for the body, it contains all kinds of minerals you use. Not many people know anything on this thread. So just stop talking and start reading.

November 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm
(44) DOC says:

I read an article that says the Nazis would give floride to inmates to slow the mental process and make them more controlable. The government wants you to be controlled , so we must need more floride .
It is proven to NOT help tooth and mouth problems.

December 13, 2012 at 11:44 am
(45) dorsiflector says:

Fluoride is the main ingredient in Prozac. Furthermore, if the government cares so much for my dental health, why not pay for an annual visit to the dentist, or add vitamins to the water instead?

Anyway, the gorilla will sit where it wishes. The solution is a water distiller Beware that although distilled water does not contain fluoride or chlorine, is almost “too pure,” and can absorb minerals from your body.

This can result in cramping. For this reason, I usually add a vitamin to each 750ml bottle that I produce.

December 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm
(46) Christian says:

Did you know that your pineal gland (the gland which produces dimethyltryptamine, also known as your third eye) abdorbs FLUORIDE faster than any other part of your body and eventually calcifies and ceases to function as it should, crippling your ability expand your conciousness and think freely. People who dont think freely are less likely to ask questions and more likely to be more docile. Its time to wake up.

December 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm
(47) Nate says:

Both sides of this debate take the mightier than thou stance. Personally I am against fluoridating my body. The solution seems simple to me, leave the choice up to the individual. If the government wants to fluoridate us so badly take it out of the drinking water and offer a free fluoridation program, all the fluoride you can handle if you so choose.

January 2, 2013 at 9:40 am
(48) Duane says:

I suggest people read: http://www.sandrelli.net/fluorides.htm. It is a hugely informative article listing the why’s, how’s, and what’s about fluorides and the derivatives. Fluorine is the chemical and cannot exist alone; it must be part of a compound: “There is no such thing as “just fluoride”,’ said the chemist. Lester scratched his head. ‘But they told me that it was only fluoride they are adding to the water.’ The chemist laughed heartily. ‘Fluorine is the most reactive, electronegative element and it’s never found alone in nature,’ he said. ‘There are many kinds of fluorides: for instance, calcium fluoride is found naturally in water. Then there are other fluorides such as lead fluoride, aluminium fluoride, etc. If you add fluoride to the water it has to be a compound. You can’t just add fluoride to the water…” (from the article by George C. Glasser).

Why is it that there is a ppm level that is considered safe, yet there is no reference about time exposure limits? Why is there no weight to ppm limit? Surely we can all agree that 1.6 ppm of some fluorine compound in a glass of water for a 200 pound adult is much different than for a 10 baby. btw in the case of additives to our drinking water happens to be fluorosilicic acid which is the fluorine compound produced from “scrubbing” toxic waste from the production of fertilizer (this is called fluoride simply because it contains fluorine)

At the bottom of this article, there are posts sent in by doctors, chemists, and dentists all refuting the use of fluorine compounds…the very fact that some people are merely repeating things they have heard, positive or negative, may be an indication of the intrinsic validity of the negative effects on the human body.

February 4, 2013 at 9:09 pm
(49) ruth young says:

this shocks me to my core, we are being force fed poison in our food and water. we are sheep and have no freedom to chose. l tryed to find a way around the fluoride in water and cant find a way. Europe has banded it . What is wrong with the U.S ? l thought we were better than this

February 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm
(50) Brian says:

Sodium Fluoride is an industrial waste product. What better way to dispose of industrial waste than to make it a health product.

After all, studies prove that cigarettes, in small daily quantities, have many health benefits. I think the government should require all air purifiers to emit tobacco from Marlboro.

February 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm
(51) Jock says:

There is much evidence against flouride use and no wonder considering it is a poison after all. Do some research into it before making any decisions. One place you could start is http://www.nationallibertyparty.com.au/faq/fluoride/
Which is also an up and coming Australian political party’s website that I came across, glad I did, at the very least it is another option away from the two main ones for Australians.
Hitler used Fluoride in the drinking water in Concentration Camps to keep prisoners docile.
Fluoridated toothpaste can contain up to 1500 ppm of fluoride. There is enough in one tube to kill a child!
Fluoride is a poison that accumulates in your body and one-third of a teaspoonful of sodium fluoride is estimated to be a lethal dose.
Scientifically advanced and health conscious countries such as Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden have totally rejected fluoridation.

March 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm
(52) bo' says:

erhm…. guys, better start looking at SALT Fluoridation, and which countries are allready engaged in it…
there are ways around water fluoridation, but who can do without salt?

April 5, 2013 at 10:47 am
(53) Eric says:

Compact, under-the-counter Reverse Osmosis systems are highly effective at removing fluoride, and many other chemical contaminates from your water source to see an extensive list of contaminates reverse osmosis systems will remove from your water.

April 6, 2013 at 11:44 am
(54) Eric says:

I’m actually laughing out loud at the Hitler created Fluoride comment hahahaha. Wherever you stand on the issue, I have yet to see any kind of real studies linked on this subject out of the 56 comments that are here. And if you’re not going to believe the scientific studies – which are the only reason you can even post on the internet in the first might I remind you – than who can you believe? It gets to the point where you’re just arguing with other people with no basis for anything, and maybe THAT’S what the government wants, for people to argue about shit that doesn’t even really matter (tiny amounts of Sodium Fluoride in water sources), instead of focusing on issues that actually do matter. And if that’s the case, then kudos to the government, because even all of you self-proclaimed “free thinkers” are getting duped. I’m pretty sure every single one of you drank tap water as children before you came to realize all these “adverse effects”, and if that’s the case, then according to your arguments you’re already fucked because it does PERMANENT damage.

April 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm
(55) LoopyCircles says:

Well, what an interesting thought perspective. So, since many people have been ingesting this harmful substance for many years, doing irreparable damage, they should just continue to do so? Because hey, why not?
That’s a very, very, very dangerous mindset my friend =(

April 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm
(56) John says:

I am sure the people responsible for putting Fluoride in our water do not drink it! That would tell you something.

May 1, 2013 at 10:35 am
(57) Shanon says:

Even if having floride in your drinking water could have positive effects on dental health, how does it make sense to force this medication on us in our drinking water?

If it’s so great then why not have premium “extra floride” water in stores so we can decide for ourselves whether we want to drink it or not.

Shouldn’t it be up to us and our doctors which drugs we ingest?

If you want floride, all you have to do is brush your teeth with toothpaste like everybody does anyhow!

Water should be water. If you want floride in it, or vitamins or kool aid that should be a choice. The fact that it’s not should bother you regardless of whether you think it has benefits or is harmful.

May 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm
(58) Rae ilama says:

If pro flouride officials want to test the effects of flouride in municipal drinking water they should first be willing to do a scientific study using themselves and their children and grandchildren. They should be willing to consume and give to their families the requisite “safe”amount daily for a predetermined (how long do the studies say it will take to correct dental deficiencies?) test period. If the dental health of the advocates improve and their health does not decline then I will be more apt to believe in the safety of flouride. This method may have been used well with the folks that brought us thalidomide and mercury fillings and cigarettes and fire retardant chemical for our furniture and big macs. Yes, This is a bigger fight than flouride. We must be very careful in our consumption. Please let us retain the right to make individual choices.

May 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm
(59) Mark Anthony Edgette says:

Harvard and China conducted a 22 year study fluoride without a doubt causes brain damage and cancer actual facts the govt. Is lying about fluoride.

July 10, 2013 at 10:04 am
(60) Whistleblower says:

Population Control my friends !!

Don’t get me started on the “frequency antennas” popping up all over the U.S.A
which are sending out high pitched frequencies that degrade consciousness, and close the eyes of perception !!

The Devil is in this world,,

Jesus Loves You !
Jesus is the only way to heaven !
Jesus is the only way out of the Devils deception!

July 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm
(61) L16HT0WL says:


August 11, 2013 at 12:06 am
(62) nick kappas says:

I have recently become concerned regarding fluoride addition in our water supply. I live in Port Macquarie NSW (Australia). I have seen arguments from people supporting the fluoride addition for health reasons (ie. dental etc) however I have seen the adverse effects that fluoride has on the human as well. The pineal gland is the centre of the brain right in the middle of the two hemispheres. It is mainly responsible for melatonin production and is in charge or wake/sleep etc. Also some people out there will relate the pineal gland to the third eye, intuition etc. Please read up on the following http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/health/pineal-gland/ and do your research. Your body absorbs fluoride through the skin as well so it isnt just a case of drinking it that is a problem. How do I stop fluoride getting into my body from a shower/bath? I cant, only way I cant minimise the effect is by having a cool showers as possible. Hot water opens up pores and makes it easier for fluoride to get in. Some of you will think this is crap and some will understand what I’ve said here. Please do your own research, doesnt hurt to form an opinion that is based on facts like I have done. Peace x

August 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm
(63) Absurdity says:

I think we can all agree on one thing: Fluoride is a form of medication that is administered through the water supply. Because everyone drinks different amounts of water this means the dose is not delivered in a controlled way. many people could be overdosing while others not getting enough.

Another thing: Unless you buy an expensive filtration system you have no choice but to drink it.

August 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm
(64) HairlessSimian says:

Be forewarned, if you distill your own water without a license you are in violation of federal law. It’s a stupid law meant to prevent moonshining but it is illegal to operate an unlicensed still for any reason.

August 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm
(65) Sid says:

@ Eric Don’t you for one minute think that no one can oppose to what you said just because no one replied.

Computers are products of science, not just some scientific studies, products are already made and its existence and functionality has proven that the science works, but not every single scientific studies about something are trustworthy.

Who can we believe? strictly saying, no one. But it’s safer to say that whoever benefit the most from doing certain things, are most likely to be lying, which are the government people.

Don’t be silly, people argue about things all the time, that’s not government’s objective….fluoride doesn’t matter? Sorry, I don’t trust you, and please don’t contradict yourself, back up what you said with some “scientific studies”(not that I would trust it), otherwise don’t even express your opinions.

Even if everyone got some degree of permanent damage, that doesn’t mean it’s complete permanent damage, and if what people are saying is true, then it’s imperative that we prevent this damage get any worse.

So please, don’t use your simple mindless logic to ridicule others, it can only backfire on you.

August 30, 2013 at 8:06 pm
(66) RebeckaJ says:

Becides the science part of it all, what can we actually do about this? I know there are petitions and I’m all for this but what about the individual? I mean are there special filters you can buy that remove the fluorine? Is bottled water better because I’ve seen conflicting information about it on many sites.

September 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm
(67) Vega6X says:

Anyone on here who suggests that fluoride is good for you, has either drank too much of it themselves and have become delusional OR was hired by the government to sit here and lie to people.. there are NO studies showing you that flouride is beneficial.. Infact, fluoride has been proven to lower your IQ.. The government adds it to the water supply to dumb down society and to keep them from becoming critical thinkers.. Do some research and you will find the truth, don’t let these government sock puppets on here fool you, there is NOTHING beneficial in flouride, not even got your teeth as they claim..

October 23, 2013 at 8:09 am
(68) InGovWeDistrust says:

Ok so For those of you advocating for florided water, why do think you dentist tells you spit it out and becareful no to swallow any? BECAUSE ITS BAD FOR YOU!!

October 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm
(69) dj says:

I am trying to open my third eye without any bad side effects but how am I supposed to do so with flouride in the water????? I have no money for a purifier, I’m 17 still in high school. Do I just give up on opening it??

November 19, 2013 at 9:54 pm
(70) mick says:

yeah i thought previous to yours was smart if fluoride is good for you then so is vit c/vit b/vita e and iron and all the of that stuff but only the relative of bromide=fluoride is added hmmm

December 5, 2013 at 8:04 am
(71) botmfedr says:

drinking fluoride to prevent cavities is like eating suntan lotion to keep from getting sun burned. both are a topical treatment. ingesting either will do nothing for their respective problems. in order to be effective, fluoridated water would have to be swished around in the mouth around the teeth to even be applied correctly. not just shot down the hatch as one would a glass of milk or juice. wake up people.

December 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm
(72) Allan says:

I work in the aged care industry and the disability industry years ago I was told by someone working high up in the Dementia industry on The Central Coast NSW Australia that we have the highest onset of early onset dementia in the World and that they are so concerned that they are looking at The Central Coast Water supply! We are also high up in the World of Autism here. Years ago Fluoride was given to slow a overactive thyroid and how many people today are grossly obese because fluoride in the water is causing underactive thyroid. It is about time we asked Erin Brockovich to come on board and help us fight this insidious poisoning of people. But wait the Drug companies who pay Doctors would have to add something else to the water as medication for Dementia, Autism, Thyroid problems Depression and dont forget that other fallacy where we have had it said that we all have colesterol and need Lipitor etc know they know it has been dissolving our muscles and CAUSING heartattacks not PREVENTING them.

December 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm
(73) Sam says:


This is a link to an article that describes the outcomes of observations of people drinking water with floride at 1ppm. It detirmined that there was evidence of a decrease in cavaties (carries) amongst children as well as a minimum prediction of 12.5% and a predicted maximum of 35% of people who will have a noticible adverse effect called dental fluoridation whic looks like this
So basciall that is what floride can do to your teeth at 1ppm. Not to mention that the potential for adverse effects has not been disproven especially over long term consumption, on a scientificnlevel. The amount of fluoride suggested to maintain proper dental hygenie is more than compensated for through daily brushing andnfrequent dentist visits. although in water, it may be seen to possibly help prevent cavaties, doesnt mean we should put it there.

Like just because peppermint makes breath fresher it isnt right that the public at large should all have to drink peppermint water. Alhough that might be tasty and not kill brains.

February 14, 2014 at 4:54 am
(74) Anthony says:

Flouride is bad for our bodies..think about this for a minute.

Yes, flouride is in toothpaste, but theres also a WARNING suggesting we shouldnt ingest it, and to call a Dr. Immediately if swallowed. Why? Its right in front of your face and you cant see it!

February 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm
(75) Lynne says:

The original study of fluoride was in a town where the fluoride occurred naturally in the drinking water….in the form of calcium fluoride. The aluminum industry at the time was creating a huge amount of fluoride waste that they had to pay great sums to dispose of. Thus, the invention of sodium fluoride purchased by municipalities to put into their drinking water. Unfortunately, not all fluoride compounds are equal.

Fluoride is also contraindicated for people who have certain health conditions. Supplementation should be done at the individual level. Those people who should not ingest fluoride should not be disenfranchised when it comes to their drinking water. Municipal water should be for all. There are times when municipal water must be treated to make it safe to drink, but fluoride is not in that category.

February 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm
(76) Anonymous says:

Get rid of the Fluoride, Chlorine and other chemicals & waste put in our Drinking water, People should not FEAR their Governments or Higher authorities, Fight it, Fight for what you believe in. (I’m Not just referring to the issue noted in this article) If the Government doesn’t want to do it, force them. There’s a reason we of the U.S. have the constitution. Other countries have their equivalents. Your Amendments/ Rights are slipping away use them while u have them to take action. We the people should decide how we want to shape this world, the 2nd amendment was not only made to give us the right to defend ourselves but to correct the government when they take it a step too far.


February 19, 2014 at 5:59 am
(77) Stephen says:

Eric is a fool. And I wouldn’t be surprised if he worked for the ADA or some other lying institution.

If you are worried about Fluoride look into Iodine supplementation and its cofactors. Iodine supposedly helps with detoxing of chemicals from Thyroid and other glands.

February 25, 2014 at 1:37 am
(78) daniel lastmanstanding says:

hi I would like to add to Stephen’s comment, there are people or persons whos job or task it is to spread false or manipulated information for what ever purposes they require.

so where does this leave people who want to find the truth?
you must make up your own mind find your own answers and solve the problem for your self and your family then when there is enough people who want fluoride removed speak to people in the community.
spring water is the best if you can find your own spring.
most bottled water will be treated with some form of ultra violet rays or maybe some other wave length that could be worst.1 more fact even if you filter fluoride you must filter the aluminium which is the by product of the active alumina filter but all this filtering changes the properties of water I believe.

humans depend on water so much that in earths history the aliens (aka the devil, is one of there names) some how made most the water on earth salty when they came here chasing after the human species from mars and then moon. and the asteroid belt is made from an exploded planet and yeah gota get back to my food!:P

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