post #21 of 38
5/7/09 at 6:25pm
"* Reverse Osmosis Filtration
This is used to purify several types of bottled water (not all), so some bottled waters are unfluoridated. Reverse osmosis systems are generally unaffordable for personal use."
I wouldn't say that. It's somewhat expensive, but not unaffordable for us. Perhaps unaffordable for others. Depends where you place your priorities.
We have an Everpure RO system. The up-front cost is high, but when you compare the water usage over time to, say a 5-gallon bottled water service (with dispensing cooler), the cost is about the same.
Any way you look at it, trying to get unfluoridated water is somewhat expensive, unless you a) have well water (and there are other issues associated with that) or b) are lucky enough to live in an area with unfluoridated public water.
So I am wondering if anyone can answer a question on the difference between natuarally flouridated water vs. artificially flouridated water. Where I live we have spring and well water supplies, that come from rainwater seeping through the mountains above our town. From the reports I have read, no flouride is added to the water, but the city has applied for a flouride exemption, as we have natural flouride content in our water. Is there a difference between naturally occuring flouride and man-made flouride? Should I be concerned about our water supply? We just moved to this town last year.