Understanding Fluoride Chemistry!

Once again, today I have decided to write about fluoride in drinking water.  My motivation began the other day when a reader wrongly classified fluoride as having both natural and artificial origins. However, after correcting the misconception and illustrating that all fluoride is natural, a different reader added the comment that the danger of natural fluoride found in rocks, Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) is far safer than the fluoride delivered by…

Fluoride – It’s All Natural

To activists fighting to remove fluoride from water, my headline has likely already caused blood vessels to pop. However, I wrote this article help, not to detract. I am in favor of municipalities not adding fluoride to our drinking water. However, if you allow me to confuse this topic with actual science, you will come to find out that no efforts of man, will ever remove fluoride from our drinking…

Is Drinking Soft Water Really Bad?

Water softeners are a necessity in many parts of the US. A water softener removes Calcium and Magnesium from water and replaces it with sodium, which the unit gets from using salt pellets (NaCl). Doctors often warn that people on low sodium diets, or that have high blood pressure should be cautions when drinking soft water. This warning is sound advice, but depending on the type of soft water involved,…