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Is it worth filtering my water if it has no added Flouride?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM

I live in the U.K, i have been filtering our water for about a year & it does taste a lot better, if i have tap water i can taste & smell Chlorine in it. We are a big family of eight & its a bit of a pain in the ass filtering if i'm honest. I use one of these at the moment http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brita-Optimax-Water-Filter-White/dp/B000NRVWUC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1364418424&sr=8-3 ..it costs about ??10 a month to filter our water. I'm thinking about getting an inline filter fitted, i can get a cheap one complete with tap for ??20 that is supposed to last 6 months. Has anyone got any input please as all the sites claim they are cheap/the best/direct from the manufacturer so big savings etc. It's getting a little tedious now & i'm at the point where i'm thinking is it all worth it. Our water is not Flouridated. (yet). i know water contains other nasties as well as Flouride but is it worth doing & if yes, which is a good way to go with it all. Any advice/opinions/reccommendations would be much appreciated guys.

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on March 27, 2013
at 10:12 PM

Thanks Lumifer, i don't like the sound of the reverse osmosis from what i've read, i think it takes out a little "too much" if you're with me, this is the problem, i know our bodies can deal with toxins pretty well but i would rather drink filtered water just to be on the safe side(plus it tastes better). There are that many claims by different companies i don't even know where to start. Thank you for the info.

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at 10:04 PM

Thanks Travis =o)

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on March 27, 2013
at 09:24 PM

Just pulling the chlorine out is worth it.

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on March 27, 2013
at 09:23 PM

There are many ways to filter water -- depends on what you want to get rid of.

Brita filters are just activated charcoal, they're good at getting organic stuff out of the water but (AFAIK) don't do anything for metals and such.

I think the most "complete" system is reverse osmosis, but it can be expensive to buy and install.

To get rid of chlorine just let tap water stand in an open container for several hours -- it will all magically evaporate :-)

In general water filtration is specific to the kind of pollution you don't want. If you don't want to get rid of anything in particular, I don't think you need any filters.

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on March 27, 2013
at 10:12 PM

Thanks Lumifer, i don't like the sound of the reverse osmosis from what i've read, i think it takes out a little "too much" if you're with me, this is the problem, i know our bodies can deal with toxins pretty well but i would rather drink filtered water just to be on the safe side(plus it tastes better). There are that many claims by different companies i don't even know where to start. Thank you for the info.

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on June 25, 2013
at 02:03 AM

heard berkey filters were the best

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on June 25, 2013
at 01:50 AM

According to Paul Chek, he recommends a reverse osmosis filter... but we live in the U.S. where our water is filled with who knows what kinds of toxins besides chlorine and flouride... I'm looking into getting one, amazon has a few for under $200 apparently. Thoughts?

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