The 3 Best Water Filters to remove Chlorine and Fluoride


The 3 Best water filters for chlorine and fluoride removal

There are so many water filtration systems, from pitchers to under the sink water filtration. However, while we are investigating and comparing a large range of water filters, we found out that only a few systems can remove both chlorine and fluoride.

 

    1. Bio water filters 
    2. Berkey water purifire
    3. iSpring 5-Stage 75GPD Reverse Osmosis RO Water Filtration

 

Why remove Chlorine from water?

The addition of chlorine to our drinking water began in 1850’s and by 1904 was the standard in water treatment to kill harmful bacteria in the water.However, many researches has shown that the chemicals ability also presents long term hazards on a human body.

 

Did you know?
The risk of developing cancer is 93% higher in people who drink or otherwise exposed to chlorine water.
-US,Council Of Environmental Quality-

 

When chlorine is added to our water, it combines with other natural compound to form Trihalomethanes (THMs), These chlorine byproducts trigger the production of free radicals in our body, causing cell damage , and are highly carcinogenic.

The Environmental Defense Fund simply stated chlorine is a pesticide, as defined by the US. EPA, whose sole purpose is to kill living organism. When we consume chlorinated water, it kills some part of us, damaging cells and tissues inside our body.

 

“An increased risk of bladder cancer appeared to be associated with the consumption of chlorinated tap water in a population-based, case–control study of adults consuming chlorinated or non-chlorinated water for half of their lifetimes”
-WHO documentation-

 

The good news is that chlorine is one of the easiest substances to remove from water!

 

 

Why remove fluoride from water?

Fluoride has long been known to be a very toxic substance. This is why fluoride has been used in pesticides and rodenticides (to kill rats, insects, etc).
It is also why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires that all fluoride toothpaste sold in the U.S. carry a “poison warning” that instructs users to contact the poison control center if they swallow more than used for brushing.

Many assume that consuming fluoride is only an issue that involves your dental health. But according to many scientific review, fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels.

 

Studies have shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health problems, including:

      • Thyroid disease
      • Bone cancer (osteosarcoma)
      • Genetic damage and cell death
      • Arthritis
      • Muscle disorders
      • Inhibited formation of antibodies
      • Inactivates 62 enzymes and inhibits more than 100
      • Increased tumor and cancer rate
      • dental fluorosis
      • glucose intolerance
      • gastrointestinal distress

 

 

Around the world, water fluoridation is becoming increasing unpopular, due to health concerns about overexposure to fluoride. Many developed nations in the world have rejected fluoridation, including 97% of western Europe.

Not every water filter will remove fluoride, although, the water filters below list will remove fluoride up to 99%.

 

 

1. Bio water filters

Bio water filter

Bio water filters (Bio 400 (5L), Bio 500 (5.25L) and Bio 1100 (11L)) are bench top filtration system which will turn your ordinary tap water into great tasting, alkalized, energized, magnetized and ionized mineral water. Filtering out up to 99.9%of  Sediment, Rust, Bacteria, Cysts,Chlorine, Chemicals, Heavy metals, Fluorideand Unpleasant Odours.

 

Hand blown blue glass reservoir

 Reduces: Dirt, rust, sediment, herbicides, pesticides, organic matter, cyanide, lead and industrial compounds

Filtering out up to 99.9% of  chlorine, fluoride, chemicals, heavy metals & bacteria

Turns tap water into alkaline mineral water

Organic Germanium

Clean, fresh, great tasting water

BPA Free Plastic Casing

Compact size, lightweight – no electricity or Plumbing required

 

Available atHealth Products NZPrice range: from $640 to $880 (NZ$)

 

 

2. Berkey Water Purifier

Berkey water filter

Berkey is best-known drip filter manufacturer.

The carbon block filtration works by the process of adsorption (different than absorption). In this process, the carbon attracts certain contaminants at the molecular level, and the contaminants become attached to the surface of the carbon. Once the surface of the carbon is full, the filter must be thrown out and replaced.

These filter are certified to NSF/ANSI standards #42 (test for chlorine, taste, odor and particulates), NSF Standard #53 (tests for Cryptosporidium, Giardia, lead, VOCs and MTBE) and NSF Standard #61 (tests that toxins aren’t leached into water).

 

Stainless steel

Filtering out VOCs, heavy metals, chlorine, fluoride (with filter attachment), nitrates/ites, bacteria, parasites and other chemicals

Clean, fresh, great tasting water

Compact size, lightweight – no electricity or Plumbing required

 

Available at eBay $369.15 (NZ$)

 

 

ispring water filter

 

Reverse osmosis relies on pressure and a semi-permeable membrane to remove contaminants from water. It can remove up to 95% of fluoride . iSpring® 5-stage Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System generates purified water for drinking, cooking, hydroponics, aquarium and etc. The unit removes hardness, heavy metals, toxins, and many other tap water impurities.

Reverse osmosis removes almost everything from water, therefore,  it makes the water taste flat and empty.

 

Reduces: Dirt, rust, sediment, herbicides, pesticides, organic matter, lead and VOCs etc.  Certified to NSF/ANSI standards

Removes: chlorine, tastes and odors, cloudiness and colors. Compliant with NSF/ANSI standards

Removes up to 95% of fluoride

 

Available at eBay.  $264.28 (NZ$)

 

References:
http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/10facts.pdf
http://www.fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/50-reasons.pdf
http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/chlorine.pdf
http://www.ghchealth.com/chlorine.html