In this article, we will demonstrate the important things you need to know about fluoride in water.
Here you will find:
- What is water fluoridation?
- The benefits and risks
- Safe fluoride levels in drinking water
- How to get rid of fluoride in water and why?
- Common questions & answers
Why Is There Fluoride In Water?
Fluoride is common in our tap water as well as in many sources of drinking water. It’s a natural mineral that exists in the earth’s upper crust and occurs naturally in surface waters and groundwater around most parts of the world.
In surface waters, it occurs naturally from the weathering of rocks and soils containing fluoride compounds while in groundwater, it occurs from leaching of bedrocks with fluoride content.
However, the fluoride in our tap water is often from the additional fluoride added to the community water supply – a process called fluoridation.
This is usually done in many areas of the world where there’s a low concentration of fluoride in the drinking water.