You want to take care of your health and the health of your family, and one of the healthiest practices you can take up is drinking plenty of water.
Water hydrates the body and is essential for many of the functions within the body, which is why it is so important to drink the purest water available.
For most people, tap water is water that should be avoided at all costs.
Even if your water supply goes through municipal treatment plants, which it does for most people, it can still contain chemicals or other substances in trace amounts.
Chlorine is one chemical that is in water in small traces and it is used to make drinking water as safe as it can be.
Flouride is another chemical that is added to water to help reduce tooth decay, but there are many arguments that there are other health risks caused by Flouride.
If tap water has so many chemicals, including fluoride, does bottled water have fluoride, too?
The answer is yes and no as it depends on the type of bottled water being consumed.
Most of the time, bottled water has been purified, distilled or it is from a spring and remains untreated, therefore does not contain chemicals like fluoride. However, you will find that there are some springs from which bottled water comes from that do contain very small amounts of fluoride.
When buying bottled water, you need to do your research and investigation to find the water source of each bottle and if there has been any treatment to the water before bottling.
To do this, you need to read the labels. If you cannot find the answer on the label, then search for the company's website or contact them and ask the question.
Is Fluoride Bad For You?
There is a debate about fluoride being added to drinking water because, while it does help prevent tooth decay, there is no proof that the amounts added to municipal supplies make that much of a difference.
Flouride in high amounts can cause problems for babies and those with compromised kidney function, along with reports on making your bones brittle over time.
Studies have been carried out that show that the amounts in public water supplies do not keep children from getting dental fluorosis.
Dental fluorosis is a condition that creates bright white spots on the teeth. This is not necessarily a hazard to their health, but some studies show that a child’s IQ can be damaged by fluoridated water.
Most people opt to drink bottled water these days because of the dangers that they have heard about with fluoride.
People want to be sure that the water they drink from a bottled source is free of this substance, but does bottled water have fluoride or is it truly pure?
Many products are pure and do not contain fluoride, but you need to read the labels. Even when bottled water products have been deionized or distilled, they can still contain minute amounts of fluoride.
If the label says there is no fluoride, then it is safe to assume the water is completely free of the chemical.
Another reason to read labels is that some bottled water producers will add fluoride to the product. According to the US FDA, there are limits on how much fluoride can go into a bottled product. These limits range from about 0.8 milligrams to 2.4 milligrams.
If you are concerned about drinking bottled water for your family’s health that does not contain fluoride, always read the labels carefully.