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Q: Flouride in Water ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Flouride in Water
Category: Health > Alternative
Asked by: mike123106-ga
List Price: $11.00
Posted: 13 May 2005 11:41 PDT
Expires: 12 Jun 2005 11:41 PDT
Question ID: 521352
How much flouride is actually in tap water? I realize the ammount will
vary based on the provider, but a rough estemate? Also, how much
flouride is in bottled water? A list of companies and the ammount of
flouride would be nice. (small list, like 2 or 3)

I have had trouble finding this information. I am not particularly
interested in the negative effects of drinking flouride. (I have found
much information on this through nobel prize winners etc) Just
ammounts would be nice.


Clarification of Question by mike123106-ga on 13 May 2005 11:45 PDT
To clarify, a list of the bottled water producers and the ammount of
flouride in them would be nice. I am not interested in a list of tap
water suppliers.
Subject: Re: Flouride in Water
Answered By: jackburton-ga on 13 May 2005 14:57 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Mike,
The EPA currently sets the maximum allowable level of sodium fluoride
in drinking water (natural or added) at 4 milligrams per liter (4
parts per million) and the maximum recommended level at 2 milligrams
per liter.
Fluoride in tap water
"As a public health tool to aid in the prevention of dental caries,
fluoride is added to some domestic water supplies at generally 0.8 to
1.0 ppm."
"The standard for chlorine is 1 to 1 1/2 parts per million of water
and the standard for fluoride, said Handshoe, is 1.2 parts per
"...Testing found a maximum of 1.35 parts per million of fluoride in
drinking water. The maximum containment level allowed for fluoride is
4 parts per million."
The FDA recommends that fluoride added to bottled water must be added
in a concentration that varies from 0.8ppm and 1.7ppm, depending on
the annual average of maximum daily air temperatures.
Fluoride in bottled water
Figures according to bottled water producers:
Lauré Pristine Spring Water: 
Level detected: Fluoride 0.1 mg/l
Mayer Bros: 
"In our Fluoridated water we ad 1 part per million Sodium Fluoride as
recommended by the American Dental Society."
"We add up to 1 mg of fluoride per liter of water. Therefore there is
up to 0.25mg of fluoride in one 255 mL (8.5 FL OZ) bottle of DANNON
Fluoride to Go."
Figures from tests conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council:
Apollinaris Sparkling Mineral Water (1 liter)	
Fluoride found at 0.37 ppm, below std.	
Beechnut Water, Fluoride Added (1 gallon)	
Fluoride found at 0.71 ppm	
Black Mountain Fluoridated Water (1 gallon)
Fluoride found at 0.93 ppm (exceeds standard in warm areas)	
Black Mountain Fluoridated Water
Fluoride found at 1.3 ppm (exceeds standard in warm areas)	
Canada Dry	(Sparklling Water)
Fluoride found at 0.13 ppm, well below std.	
Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water
Fluoride found at 0.82 ppm 	
Gerber	Baby Water with Fluoride (1.5 liter)	
Fluoride found at 0.46 ppm, below standard	
Lucky Seltzer Water (2 liters)	
Fluoride found at 0.84 ppm
Odwalla Geothermal Natural Spring Water (1 liter)	
Fluoride found at 1.5 ppm and 1.6 ppm
Opal Spring Water (1.5 liter) 	
Fluoride found at 0.16 ppm	
S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water (1 liter)	
Fluoride found at 0.37 ppm (below standard)	
Safeway Drinking Water (1 gallon)	
Fluoride found at 0.81 ppm (above standard in warm weather areas)	
Safeway Select Club Soda (2 liter)	
Fluoride found at 0.64 ppm, below std.	
Safeway Select Seltzer Water (2 liter)	
Fluoride found at 0.83 ppm* above warm weather std. for added fluoride	
Safeway	Spring Water (1 gallon)	
Fluoride found at 0.28 ppm, below std.
Sahara Mountain Spring Water (1.5 liter)	
Fluoride at 0.54 ppm	
Schweppes	Club Soda (1 liter)	
Fluoride found at 0.13 ppm, well below standard	
Schweppes	Seltzer Water (1 liter)	
Fluoride found at 0.28 ppm, well below standard	
Shasta Sparkling Club Soda (2 liters)	
Fluoride found at 0.19 ppm, well below standard	
Volvic	Natural Spring Water (1.5 liter)	
Fluoride found at 0.17 ppm, well below standard	
Bottled Water Contaminants Found
I hope this helps.
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Request for Answer Clarification by mike123106-ga on 16 May 2005 06:23 PDT
Thank you very much, you have done some great work and will get a nice
tip, but for even more tip, could you find how much flouride is in
Evian, and Dasani bottled water?

Thank you

Clarification of Answer by jackburton-ga on 16 May 2005 15:14 PDT
I didn't find an official figure on the Evian site, but on the Palomar
Mountain website  the mineral content of Palomar Mountain Spring Water
is compared with other bottled water waters including Evian. According
to the chart, the Flouride level for Evian is 0.07 ppm.
Palomar Mountain Spring Water - Water Analysis
In January 2004 the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources
(PCRWR) evaluated the quality of mineral/bottled water brands in the
market. The Fluoride level for Evian was found to be 0.02 ppm.
Quality Analysis of Bottled/Mineral Waters Report 2003-04
I did not find any figures for Dasani bottled water, but I have sent
off an enquiry. I'll let you know what I find out.
Incidentally, I found this great resource which offers comprehensive
information about bottled water. Over 2900 brands from more than 115
countries are presented with their contents. You can even sort all
waters by Fluoride level.
Waters sorted by Fluoride
Hope this helps.

Clarification of Answer by jackburton-ga on 17 May 2005 13:23 PDT
I received this response from Dasani:
"Fluoride is not an added ingredient in DASANI or any of our
carbonated beverage brands.  However, since our brands contain water
from the local water supply where the product is produced, whether
they contain fluoride or not will depend on whether fluoride is
present in the local water supply. The Reverse Osmosis process does
remove more of the fluoride, thus DASANI will contain less fluoride
than our carbonated beverage brands."

Clarification of Answer by jackburton-ga on 17 May 2005 13:24 PDT
Thank you very much for tip!
mike123106-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Thank you so much! You have really put in a lot of effort and research
into your answer! Thanks!

Subject: Re: Flouride in Water
From: mpolly-ga on 30 Aug 2005 14:03 PDT
I came across this study a couple years ago. I wonder why it hasn't
received more attention.
Subject: Re: Flouride in Water
From: freespeeches-ga on 20 Mar 2006 14:26 PST
Trinity water:  3.6 mg / L  (3.6 ppm)

I just calculated this off the label which says 0.9 mg Floride, yet
there are 6 servings in a 1.5 L bottle.

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