Should I install a water filter in my home that removes fluoride?

The purpose of adding fluoride to drinking water is to cut back on the incidence of tooth decay. According to Newsweek, the American Dental Association claims that tooth decay occurs between 50 and 70 percent less frequently in areas with fluoride in their drinking water. In a 1987 study, the National Institute of Dental Research found that there was only an 18 percent decrease translating into less than a one cavity difference between children who lived in fluoridated areas as opposed to children who lived in nonfluoridated areas.

Studies have linked fluoride to a certain cancer as well as other diseases. Removing fluoride from your drinking water is a personal decision. After doing research, I have chosen to filter fluoride from my home drinking water. For more information on the potential dangers of fluoride, speak with your doctor and visit