5am wrote:I am lucky to be privy to a reverse osmosis filter. One of the only effective ways to remove fluoride from your tap water. It's insane our government puts such unnatural chemicals directly into our drinking water.
I read some where that many of the fluoride compounds found in our tap water are actually byproducts of chemical plants. They demonstrated this by linking to a news article about a truck that spilled some of the unfortunate chemicals that had originated at a chemical plant and was headed for a water processing facility (it crashed right outside the water facility.) The pure Fluoride salt ate directly through the road chewing through the asphalt and cement.
I'm quite sure what ever is in the tea leaves cannot be the corrosive gunk that is in most of our nations water supply.
It is all ratio's. The thing is in these water facilities they take a nearly pure flouride solution and pump it into the water in minuscule amounts. I mean tiny tiny tiny amounts. Where as the flouride in the tea leaves is no where close to that concentration, if it were it would behave much the same way.
Stand where you will about adding things to drinking water, but water distributed through municipal water supplies in the United States are held to much higher safety standards than bottled waters, in terms of what can be in it and in what concentration. In my time working for one, we added 3 things to our water, Chlorine ( this is what makes municipal water safe to drink), Flouride ( I think this might actually be government mandated for health reasons, but I did not think to ask the questions while working there on this), and we also added a PH balancer as our region had naturally more acidic ground water than typical. We also had a giant Water softening/ filtration facility that we ran our water through, to in part get rid of some Radon that naturally occurred in our ground water.
If there is one thing I learned while working for that water supply place, it is that when you work in something so federal mandated, you do not just have to deal with the regulators, but there are droves and droves of independent residents that are looking for any possible mis-step to report. This was even in just a small town of less than 50 thousand people, and we had to report to 3 different groups of regulators, and had at least 5 very active people running independent tests on our water, and stopping by ( in the places they could) to see what we were up to on an almost weekly basis.