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Bone Char Fluoride Removal Filters


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Fluoride in our drinking water system is prevalent throughout the United States and removing or reducing it is becoming an increasing priority.


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We sell a variety of point of use water filter systems that reduce or remove fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals and many more contaminates.  We also offer whole house systems that purify the water in every tap in the house, replacement filters and bulk bone char.  You can read more about fluoride filtration below or jump right to the products.
 

Why would I want to remove fluoride from my drinking and bath water?

 

Videos on the dangers of fluoride:



Promolife mentioned by San Diegans For Safe Drinking Water

Fluoride is in widespread use in communities across the country and has been declared "healthy" to benefit the aluminum and dental industries and our nuclear weapons program.  In 1936, the American Dental Association stated that 1ppm of fluoride can be as negative as lead and arsenic.  In 1944 they stated that 1.2ppm can cause developmental problems, saying, "the potentialities for harm outweigh those for good."  Which is correct?

One version of fluoride is natural and appears in your bones and teeth.  As long as a natural balance exists between the fluoride and your natural enamel production you're ok, but if you end up with two much natural fluoride, it starts causing de-mineralization that leads to cavities.  Teens in the USA using fluoridated water had more cavities in a study than children in South Africa who were exposed to only low levels of natural fluoride.  So even natural fluoride can cause problems, but natural fluoride is not what we have floating in our water.

There are a few types of fluoride that appear in our water but the most common are sodium silicofluoride and hydrofluorosilicic acid.  These are byproducts of steel, cement, aluminum and nuclear weapons processing.  There are no health benefits to either but plenty of evidence that they are harmful.  The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health warns of heart, bone, kidney, teeth and gastrointestinal problems, and fluoride toxicity has been shown to be part of the cause of teeth pitting, hyperactivity, arthritis, a disrupted immune system, lower IQ and lower thyroid function.  It also helps accelerate aging and genetic cell damage.

Because fluoride also appears in some foods, drinks, some instant teas, mechanically deboned meats, pesticides, soy baby formulas and some pharmaceuticals, it's important to reduce our exposure where we can.

Click on the link below to read a very informative article on the chemistry and effects of added fluoride  in drinking water

Related articleAnionic Fluorine in Public Drinking Water—the San Diego Experience

Find out how much fluoride is in your water system

Removing fluoride from drinking water. How is it done?


There are three types of fluoride filter systems that effectively remove or reduce fluoride from your water:  Bone Char/H1 Natural (Brimac), Reverse Osmosis and Steam Distillation.  You can find more information on Steam and Reverse Osmosis by clicking the links.  On this page we'll show you about the method we most recommend:  Bone Char.  But first, a quick warning about a much used media that removes fluoride - Alumina.
 

We can not recommend Alumina for water filtration.


If the chemistry of your water isn't just right, aluminum can be leached into it.  Alumina only has a three to four month shelf life and doesn't remove pesticides, chlorine or THMs.  Alumina can also put a bitter taste into your water so it becomes necessary to include a carbon filter as a last stage.
 

What is Bone Char (H1 Natural or Brimac)?


H1 Natural (Brimac) is a High Calcium Bone Char made of charred animal bone.  Bovine (cow) bones are taken from cold storage, thoroughly cleaned and put in sun and rain for at least 90 days and totally dried.  It is then carbonized at 1472 degrees Fahrenheit in controlled conditions.  The result is Kosher Certified, 100% organic bone char made of 80% phosphate of calcium, 10% carbon and 10% calcium carbonate.  It lasts a long time, has no toxicity and leaves behind beneficial minerals.  There is no pH effect and it can remove chlorine, heavy metals and radioactive isotopes on top of fluoride. Bone char is considered a more effective contaminate remover than coconut because it is hundreds of times more porous and contains calcium which attract the fluoride.

Fluoride removal requires greater contact time for its removal as it is considered a dissolved solid. The calcium content in the bone is what removes fluoride. Calcium attracts the fluoride whether it is calcium or sodium-based. This is why we recommend multi-stage bone char filter systems.

Two stage systems will remove about 50% of fluoride, three stage systems will remove about 75% and four stage systems remove about 95% based on a 1.5ppm fluoride level. Our fluoride removal systems are available in a countertop or undercounter configuration.

You can also install a whole house unit that will reduce or remove fluoride from every water source in your home.  If your home's average water flow is 6-10 gpm then four 20" Big Blue Filters can remove up to 99.9% of fluoride. Or you can use a 1 or 2 cubic foot backwashable tank system.  If you need help determining what you need, please let us know.
 

Bone char will also remove most other contaminates and chlorine.


Bone Char KosherBesides fluoride, bone char is very effective at removing chlorine from drinking water. Being a highly porous medium, bone char will remove most known contaminants. H1 Natural, or Brimac, High Calcium Bone Char has an NSF61 approval through the National Sanitation Foundation.  Our point of use systems all use H1 Natural bone char.  This method of filtration is used to remove or reduce lead, cadmium, mercury, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, aluminum, nickel, arsenic, radio-nuclides, fertilizers, uranium, radium, pesticides and herbicides.  It is the media of choise for fish farms and has been proven to remove Malochite Green, Nuvan, Tributyl Tin Oxide, odors and turbidity.  It is ideal for fluoride removal and is safe for any water application.

Beware of bone char sold under the brand name HA2 Supra L. This brand is ground very fine compared to H1 Natural. Even though it will remove fluoride, it does not last as long as H1 Natural and your filter may clog due to it being so finely ground. One would think that a finer media would have more surface area and better absorption. I believe this to be true for most media, but when we tested both the HA2 Supra L and H1 Natural, the H1 Natural lasted much, much longer and has never clogged a filter. H1 Natural (Brimac) is a time tested brand of bone char and has been in use for many, many years. Sugar cane and beet processors has been using bone char for over 100 years to clarify sugar.
 

How long does bone char last?


Point of use systems can filter about 5,000 gallons of water and whole house systems can do up to about 100,000 gallons.  This can vary depending on your fluoride levels but for normal use for an average family of four, you should only need to change your filters once a year.

Promolife currently uses a LaMott digital fluoride tester to determine the effectiveness of bone char and other filter mediums. Let me assure you, bone char is very effective at removing fluoride from water.
 

What is NSF61 Approval?


H1 Natural High Calcium Bone Char is NSF61 Approved.  NSF61 ensures that these products do not contribute contaminants to drinking water that could cause adverse health effects.  We use this in all our point of use systems and it is an option in our Whole House Systems.
 

Other Fluoride Filter Media that is or can be included in the Fluoride Water Systems
 

Carbon FiltersCarbon Block, or Activated Charcoal

Activated carbon is produced from charred coconut shells, pulverized into the consistency of course flour and pressed into a block.  Water is pushed through the block, filtering particles as small as 0.5 microns.  The carbon essentially polishes the water molecules while leaving behind organic materials, pesticides, viruses, bacteria and cysts as well as bad odors, bad tastes, giardia, cryptosporidium and asbestos.  It is best used with treated municipal water and is often used in tandem with reverse osmosis, steam distillation, ozone and ultraviolet water systems.  It will not remove minerals out of the water.

Carbon, or GAC (Granular Activated Charcoal)

GAC works like carbon block except the pieces of carbon are much larger.  GAC is very good at eliminating bad odors and tastes.  This will get rid of most contaminates but isn't as effective at removing sub-micron particles.  It's ideal as a post filter and doesn't remove minerals.  Often used in tandem with other systems.

KDF FilterKinetic Degradation Fluxion, or KDF

KDF is patented and proven to remove chloramine, chlorine, bacteria, iron, fungus, algae, hydrogen sulfide, most heavy metals and other contaminates.  KDF is brass, made of 50% pure copper and 50% pure zinc.  In water this produces an electro-chemical reaction that converts free chlorine into simple chlorides.  Some of the harmful components are changes into harmless ones.   KDF will remove more than 95% of chlorine before it hits your carbon filter, extending the life of the carbon by 15 times and letting it focus on other pollutants.  The electrolytic field inhibits microorganisms and forms peroxide and hydroxyl radicals.  KDF meets EPA and FDA standards for zinc and copper because the copper and zinc ions tend to reattach to the KDF media.  It doesn't remove minerals and is best used in tandem with carbon filters for truly effective filtration.

Great reading about the dangers of fluoride are located at the links below:


For help determining the type of filter you need, please call us at 1-888-742-3404.



Fluoride Filter Return Policy:  We are so confident in our fluoride systems that we are offering a money back guarantee.  If our filters don't remove or reduce your fluoride we will give you a full refund minus shipping.  Four stage point of use and four stage whole house systems are eligible for our money back guarantee.  A certified before and after water test is required.

Terms of return policy:  Purchaser is responsible for sending the filters back before a refund will be given.  Customer must prove that fluoride is not being removed.  To do this, contact your local water company for a water report, which will let you know how much fluoride is originally in the water.  Then you must have your post-filtered water tested and submit the findings to Promolife along with your local water report.  If you do not see an 85% reduction in your fluoride levels you are eligible for our money back offer.

Please note:  Some people may have unusually high levels of fluoride that no filter system can adequately clear.  If levels exceed 1.5 ppm we  can't guarantee the reduction promised.  For high levels we can offer assistance and recommendations but can not offer our money back guarantee.  Promolife reserves the right to refuse any fluoride test we believe was falsely performed.



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