I'm new to the water filter thing and just joined this site - my girlfriend and I want to filter our drinking water (to start with) and want to filter out fluoride too.
Online I see activated alumina filters are being touted as good for fluoride removal (we don't want to go with reverse osmosis just yet...) but they're not mentioned here...any reason??
They SEEM like a good solution for fluoride, but I really have no idea.
Ideally we'd go with a dual system - one filter, like a carbon block, for removing VOC's, heavy metals, etc. and an activated alumina filter for fluoride.
Does that sound good or reasonable??
C'mon folks, 50 views and nobody has any comments/thoughts/advice??!!
"I'm in the dark here, Charlie!"
So - just to wrap it up, we ended up buying a 3 filter system:
It has a KDF/GAK, an activated alumina, and then a carbon block.
Seems wonderfully complete!
Good luck out there everyone, & happy drinking.