One of the main questions we get asked about our 3-in-1 filter bottles is: Do you filter out Fluoride?
The answer is yes – we are one of the few filtered water bottle that can filter over 99.9% of fluoride from tap water.
There has always been mixed opinions on whether the addition to fluoride in our tap water is a good or bad thing. On one hand we’re told that it helps to prevent tooth decay, on the other we are told it is detrimental to our health.
Scientists have now warned that fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and are advising councils not to add it to the water supply.
A new study looking into 98% of England’s GP practices found that in areas of greater fluoridation, underactive thyroid rates were 30% more likely.
Thyroid problems can trigger fatigue, depression, weight gain and aching muscles. The latest study, which comes from the University of Kent indicates an increase in underactive thyroid cases in areas such as the North East, and West Midlands (both of which have fluoride in their water).
Professor Stephen Peckham, Centre for Health Service Studies told The Telegraph: “Underactive thyroid is a particularly nasty thing to have and it can lead to other long term health problems. I do think councils need to think again about putting fluoride in the water. There are far safer ways to improve dental health.”
About 10% of the population lives in areas of fluoridated water in England.
See the full story from The Telegraph by clicking here.
If you don’t want fluoride in your water using a Water-to-Go filter will remove over 99.9% of it from water (along with Bacteria, Viruses, Chlorine & Lead.)
Check out this great article from Fitness Goat on the Benefits of Drinking Water.