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Synergy Home Filter™: A Protection from Sodium Fluoride

Last Updated on: June 16, 2022

The water we drink on a daily basis is necessary to maintain proper body health. However, many times public water sources are full of unwanted contaminants and added substances that could pose a health threat to those drinking that water. Synergy Science™ water filters filter out possible harmful substances, such as sodium fluoride. Here we will explain the dangers of fluoridated water and how a home filter system can protect your household.

Where Does Fluoride Come From?

Though most people associate fluoride with dental products and procedures, fluoride is a mineral which can be found naturally in the earth. Plants, water, and soil all contain at least trace amounts of fluoride. 

Not only can fluoride be found in nature, but many companies will add small amounts of fluoride to their food products. Any packaged food item such as milk, table salt, and even bottled water can have trace amounts of fluoride. 

Dental products including toothpaste or mouthwash also contain fluoride. Even certain medications and supplements contain small amounts of fluoride.

It seems fluoride is unavoidable. But why has it become such a common ingredient in food products and especially in water sources across the United States?

Why do Communities Add Fluoride to the Water?

Tooth decay is a common and very prevalent issue in the United States as well as in many countries around the globe. Scientists have proven that fluoride stops or slows the progression of tooth decay and stimulates bone growth. (1) According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) bacteria in the mouth produce acid which erodes down teeth increasing the risk of cavities. The CDC claims that adding fluoride to the water supply drastically decreases the amounts of cavities across the country. They see the addition of fluoride to the water sources as a healthy and helpful addition. (2) Obviously then, government groups and communities have tried to get fluoride to their citizens to decrease the amount of tooth decay. They do this through dental products, common foods, and public water sources.

In 1945 the city of Grand Rapids in Michigan was the first to add fluoride to its public water source. The experiment resulted in a decrease in cavities and other teeth related issues. After this success, the practice of adding fluoride to the drinking water rapidly spread through the United States. By 2016, 73% of the United States population had access to fluoridated water and that number has been expected to increase in coming years.

The Dangers of Fluoride

Though fluoride leads to decreased risk of teeth issues, an excessive ingestion of fluoride has been known to cause negative health effects. There are major concerns that people can get too much fluoride in their systems which leads to toxicity, and fluorosis. Sodium fluoride is the most dangerous component in fluoride and poses the largest risk. At least a trace amount of sodium fluoride is present in almost all fluoridated water sources.

More than 80% of fluoride toxicity occurs in children younger than six years of age. One study reported that between the years of 1999 and 2004, the prevalence of dental fluorosis was 41% in adolescents. They continued by explaining that in general, children are more at risk for fluoride issues because the enamel on their teeth is still forming. The excess amounts of fluoride can actually harm the teeth as they are trying to grow. Serious cases of toxicity can lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and in more severe cases: renal dysfunction, cardiac dysfunction, and possibly a coma or death. Fluorosis is less serious but it could lead to mottled teeth or fragile bones.(3)

The American Cancer Society also has expressed concerns over the risk of fluoride in the water supply. The Society conducted a study which found that excessive amounts of fluoride in the water sources could possibly cause a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. This conclusion came after experiments with lab rats. (4) Even if the study has only been conducted on rats and not on humans, there is a clear cause for alarm.

Overall the most common side effect of ingesting too much fluoride orally is an upset stomach. (5) A small, seemingly insignificant side effect, but one that could easily be avoided if precautions are taken and filters are installed in the home.

Synergy Science Filters

While many people appreciate the addition of fluoride to their water sources, many others find the addition unnecessary and would like to avoid the risk of ingesting too much fluoride. 

The Synergy Home Filter™ will remove sodium fluoride from the water, as well as a number of other dangerous substances, keeping the household safe from contaminants and an excessive amount of fluoride ingestion.

This filtration process protects adults but as stated previously, it also protects children who are more at risk for suffering from the effects of over fluoridation. 

Never compromise the safety of your household. A filter can protect you and those you live with for years. The assurance of clean water and the peace of mind this brings are well worth the purchase of a Synergy Home Filter™. Explore the Synergy Science™ website and see how the filter can benefit you.

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