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Old 09-22-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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So I am not against this being put back in the water if it really does help those less fortunate to keep teeth healthy - those for whom regular dental is not available due to income etc.
But it tastes so awful. Do I have to get any kind of special filter to do something about this, since about the middle of the month, my water smells stronger of chemicals and it also makes dreadful tea.

I understand Brita type of filters dont work. I have found that running a lot of water off the faucet for a while seems to 'thin' out the smell/taste, but is there any other solution? Why is it worse for first gallon or so?

thanks for input
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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I don't think you're tasting/smelling the fluoride. It's more likely the chloramines added for disinfectant. Google chloramine filters-there's a bunch of under the sink filters and Reverse Osmosis units that are suppose to work.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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I believe Vaughan is correct. I sometimes smell a stronger chlorine odor in my water. I know fluoride is supposed to be tasteless and odorless.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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It is NEVER a good idea to INGEST fluoride. Topical use in toothpaste is OK but note it warns that you MUST spit your toothpaste out! Typically, the "fluoride" they put in our water is a waste by-product from the mining industry called fluorosilicic acid! There are 3 "sodium fluorides" approved by the FDA to put in toothpaste by NOBODY has ever approved of the crap they put in our water.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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It is NEVER a good idea to INGEST fluoride. Topical use in toothpaste is OK but note it warns that you MUST spit your toothpaste out! Typically, the "fluoride" they put in our water is a waste by-product from the mining industry called fluorosilicic acid! There are 3 "sodium fluorides" approved by the FDA to put in toothpaste by NOBODY has ever approved of the crap they put in our water.
Great. Another tinfoil hat wearer crawls out from their mud hut.

I can't wait to hear what their thoughts are on penicillin: "it's an outrage! people consuming mold! NOBODY ever approved of THAT!"
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Fluoride makes for strong teeth but weak brains and bodies.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Actually, fluoride is not good for those of us with compromised immune systems. I can't afford to get a whole house system that removes it, but I do have a filtration system for my drinking/cooking water.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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Thanks for the info, I think the Chloramines are a temporary 'clean' so the water should go back to normal again.
It is hard to live today without fearing something we are breathing, touching, consuming and so forth. I try to keep a sensible lid on it all, but for goodness sake, when your morning cup of tea tastes like a chemistry set experiment, something needs to be done.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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One of my job duties is maintaining municipal potable water equipment. Trust me- you don't want to drink raw untreated well or surface water (re. the Hillsborough River). Fecal material, arsenic and a whole host of nasties can be in raw water. Without the chloramine, people would be getting sick with cholera.

I'm not saying all wells are necessarily contaminated, but you can't take any chances with a municipal water supply.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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One of my job duties is maintaining municipal potable water equipment. Trust me- you don't want to drink raw untreated well or surface water (re. the Hillsborough River). Fecal material, arsenic and a whole host of nasties can be in raw water. Without the chloramine, people would be getting sick with cholera.

I'm not saying all wells are necessarily contaminated, but you can't take any chances with a municipal water supply.
The anti-flouride bunch are in the same batch of fools who refuse to be vaccinated for anything. Fortunately, they don't tend to reproduce well, as their children frequently die from diseases that have been 100% preventable for a century.
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