What can we do without water? Imagine having a meal without drinking water or going on for days without having your bath due to your lack of water.
Just the thought scares the shit out of me! But, isn’t the quality of the water we use and drink not more important than its availability? Surely it is.
According to recent research carried out by Ed Carmichael at CleanerSofterWater.com, it has been discovered that most of the water we use- including tap water, contains several impurities and contaminants which harm our bodies. A major contaminant is fluorine. Unfiltered water, a general name for water containing impurities, can be passed through a water filter to remove these contaminants; creating cleaner water for us all. But, does any water filter remove fluoride from tap water? We have compiled some water filters which we think is the best if removing fluoride from your tap water is your goal:
Reverse osmosis filters
Reverse osmosis filters engage in reverse pressure filtration process to eliminate contaminants – most especially fluoride, from water. Although most of the reverse osmosis filters aren’t available for personal use, the commercial ones are always quite expensive. An item which is purchased at a high cost is expected to be durable; so are reverse osmosis filters. A reverse osmosis filter that serviced and maintained as parts wear out can last for years. In fact, 10 to 15 years is very possible. But, if you are willing to splurge a little, you can be sure of having a water filter which can effectively remove 95% of these contaminants. Also, not all reverse osmosis filters are the same. The manufacturing filtering companies are of various qualities from low to high. Just remember to follow the membrane schedule and sterilize the system annually- its lifespan would amaze you.
Deionization is a process which is quite similar to distillation and is equally slow in processing timing. However, these filters are expensive and have a high cost of maintenance. But, be sure to remove all forms of ionic particles and completely eliminate fluoride after installing it. Over time, the degradation of a deionization filter is possible, but only in an industrial setting due to prolonged use.
What’s the difference between a reverse osmosis filter and a de-ionization filter?
Here is a short answer: De-ionization filters have higher maintenance cost than a reverse osmosis filter. Ask me why? Reverse osmosis filters just as the name implies makes use of osmosis to partially clean up tap water making it at least 95% pure. While deionization filters function by exchanging the positive and negative molecules of water for the positive and negative molecules of the contaminant in water. Over time, positive and negative contaminants in the water displace all the active hydrogen and hydroxyl molecules in the DI resin, and then the filter must be replaced. Replacing of parts is rare in reverse osmosis filters as compared with deionization filters.
This is a great choice if you are willing it is going to be for personal use. They also work well in a household, although with an optimum of 6 people. They come in various sizes ranging from 10 liters storage capacity to 50 liters. Best of, this filter is cheap, long-lasting and requires negligible maintenance.
You should know that relying on a government sourced tap would mean getting more fluoride than you bargained for. Getting a water filter would certainly step up to the task of eliminating these contaminants from your water. That’s enough reason you should get one.