Fluoride Test Kit Description
Learn Why You Should Not
Drink Fluoridated Water
Learn about our Fluoride Pre-Filter
With this test you can you can test for both fluoride
and chlorine levels in your drinking water. Use it to
see how well your water filter is at removing these
poisons from your water. If you know that your water is
being fluoridated and you still don't have a fluoride
pre-filter to filter your tap water then we recommend
that you read the reports on this page showing alarming
reports of fluoride being linked to bone cancer and
other health problems. This test will begin to give
you a reaction when the sample water has 2 parts per
million of fluoride as indicated on the strip you will
receive with your kit. When we tested our water we did
not get a reaction, so this means that our tap water has
less than 2 ppm. The EPA has set 4ppm of fluoride as the
maximum contaminant level MCL). The EPA has also reduced
this recommendation so if your water company is doing
its job and sticking with the reduced fluoride
recommendation, this test should show no reaction when
tested. We have added important
information about fluoride from the EPA website for your
convenience, but the link in also provided for you to
visit the site directly. Please read the other reports on the health
effects of drinking to much fluoride in drinking water.
Related Fluoride Filtration Products
Basic Information about Fluoride in Drinking Water
What are fluoride's health effects?
Some people who drink water containing fluoride well
in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for
many years could get bone disease (including pain
and tenderness of the bones); children may get
This health effects
language is not intended to catalog all possible
health effects for fluoride. Rather, it is intended
to inform consumers of some of the possible health
effects associated with fluoride in drinking water
when the rule was finalized.
How is fluoride
In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water
Act. This law requires EPA to determine safe levels
of contaminants in drinking water which do or may
cause health problems. These non-enforceable health
goals, based solely on possible health risks and
exposure over a lifetime, are called maximum
contaminant level goals (MCLG). Contaminants are any
physical, chemical, biological or radiological
substances or matter in water.
* The MCLG for fluoride
is 4 mg/L or 4 ppm. EPA has set this level of
protection based on the best available science to
prevent potential health problems.
What are EPA's drinking
water regulations for fluoride?
EPA has set an enforceable regulation for fluoride,
called a maximum contaminant level (MCL), at 4 mg/L
or 4 ppm. MCLs are set as close to the health goals
as possible, considering cost, benefits and the
ability of public water systems to detect and remove
contaminants using suitable treatment technologies.
In this case, the MCL equals the MCLG, because
analytical methods or treatment technology do not
pose any limitation.
EPA has also set a
secondary standard (SMCL) for fluoride at 2 mg/L or
2 ppm. Secondary standards are non-enforceable
guidelines regulating contaminants that may cause
cosmetic effects (such as skin or tooth
discoloration) or aesthetic effects (such as taste,
odor, or color) in drinking water. EPA recommends
secondary standards to water systems but does not
require systems to comply. However, states may
choose to adopt them as enforceable standards. Tooth
discoloration and/or pitting is caused by excess
fluoride exposures during the formative period prior
to eruption of the teeth in children. The secondary
standard of 2.0 mg/L is intended as a guideline for
an upper boundary level in areas which have high
levels of naturally occurring fluoride. It is not
intended as a substitute for the lower
concentrations (0.7 to 1.2 mg/L) which have been
recommended for systems which add fluoride to their
water. The level of the SMCL was set based upon a
balancing of the beneficial effects of protection
from tooth decay and the undesirable effects of
excessive exposures leading to discoloration
information was taken on 1/17/10
You can visit the EPA site for the latest updates they may have made to this information
* The EPA due to the flood of information now
surfacing on fluoride has reduced the recommended
amount of fluoride that water supply companies put
in water. Use this test kit to check to see if your
water company is in compliance. We feel there should
be no added fluoride to drinking water.
These Other Reports
On Fluoride Below
VIDEO: Alex Jones Interviews Dr. Neil Carman on Water
Fluoridation This is a very
compelling interview with Dr. Neil carman giving some
eye popping details of fluoride. You must see this.
here to view this interview.
Reuters: Another Study Links Fluoride to Bone Cancer
This news report shows that
fluoride levels were significantly higher in
patients with osteosarcoma than in control groups,
according to research published in Biological Trace
Element Research (April 2009). Osteosarcoma, a rare
bone cancer, occurs mostly in children and young
adults. To read the full article click
Human and animal cancer evidence prompts review of
This article reports that California EPA committee
designates fluoride as priority for review for
public warnings about risk of cancer to consumers
over the objections of the powerful lobbyists for the
American Dental Association and the Personal Care
Products Council who oppose further evaluation of
fluoride as cancer-causing.
here to read the full article
Fluoride Test Kit
fluoride test is especially suited for rapid control of
fluoride concentrations. Its purpose is to define
concentration ranges and detect values which fall short
of or exceed given limits.
The pink test disc is bleached by fluoride
containing hydrochloric acid solutions. The size of the
bleached area corresponds to the total fluoride
Test Kit Contents:
3 test discs
solution (hydrochloric acid)
1 disc color scale,
1. Fill a 20ml (beaker/small
plastic container) about
half-way with the water sample (about 10ml)
20 drops hydrochloric acid. The pH value must be below
3. Remove one fluoride test disc from ziplock
bag. Close bag immediately.
4. Pierce the round test
disc in the middle with the enclosed needle!
Throw test disc into the water sample and submerge
6. after 5 - 7 minutes the test disc is
saturated with the solution, i.e. it does not absorb any
more liquid. At the latest 2 minutes after saturation
remove the test disc from the sample and compare the
size of the bleached zone with the disc color scale.
This test will give you a reaction when the sample water
has at least 2 parts per million of fluoride. Otherwise
no changes will be observed.
concentrations the sample has to be diluted. After
evaluation the dilution has to be taken into account.
exposing the sticks to sunlight and moisture. Store the
kit below + 30 degrees centigrade in a dry place.
included three tests discs so you can test your tap water,
then the water produced by your water filter to see if
fluoride was removed by filtration and one extra disc if
something went wrong with your testing.
We have also included the Chlorine Test Solution as
part of this test because chlorine is just as
pervasive and dangerous to drink as fluoride. This
means that you can use the solution to test for
chlorine in your water. Refer to the
Chlorine Test Solution page for instructions.
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replace the advice of your family doctor..