Water Filter Jug Or Not?

A friend of mine works at a water treatment plant and he pointed out that I'm wasting money with a water filter jug, he claimed that they filter out just chlorine which can be done for free by keeping a jar or tap water in the fridge for about a day and the chlorine dissipates apparently.

He claims that fluoride is not removed by these filters either!

I have tested his theory by keeping a jug of water in the fridge for 48 hours and it does taste better so I'm now having a think about what to do.

Anybody else thought about this?
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  • JGB1955
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    I think your friend knows best....
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     : He's right that it doesn't remove fluoride, but fluoride is only added to about 10% of UK water supplies anyway - and if you have it, then the benefits far outweigh any theoretical risks - so unless you're a tin foil hat sort of person, then why would you want to remove that?

    I personally have one, as prefer the chlorine taste removed, and don't always have a day to spare if I want a glass of water. It certainly has better arguments for it than bottled water. Couple it with a Sodastream, and I have nice fizzy water too!
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    A friend of mine works at a water treatment plant and he pointed out that I'm wasting money with a water filter jug, he claimed that they filter out just chlorine which can be done for free by keeping a jar or tap water in the fridge for about a day and the chlorine dissipates apparently.

    He claims that fluoride is not removed by these filters either!

    I have tested his theory by keeping a jug of water in the fridge for 48 hours and it does taste better so I'm now having a think about what to do.

    Anybody else thought about this?
    water filter jugs are pretty useless, they definitely do not remove fluoride. 
    If you want the fluoride and other nasties removed then you will need to get a good reverse osmosis system for your home which will remove 98% of nasties or get a distiller which removes everything. 


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