Last Updated: December 17, 2020
A fluoride testing kit can help determine the fluoride content in your drinking water.
The idea of testing fluoride content in water is common in situations where rainwater tanks have added fluoride or you suspect that your city water is too fluoridated.
In addition, you will find that in almost all freshwater reserves low fluoride levels are present, which are beneficial to our health.
However, thanks to modern chemistry, we are now able to detect thousands of chemicals even in extremely low concentrations in water.
The growing list of available tests can be overwhelming. The vast majority of methods require state-of-the-art lab equipment that can be expensive and difficult to get hold of.Thankfully, much smaller and a more convenient fluoride testing kit can provide a good picture of the chemical quality of your water. And this is great for any type of monitoring purposes.
The even better news is that there are many low-tech versions of these tests for almost any situation where there is a small budget.
What are Fluoride Dangers?
Also, it may cause children to have white speckled teeth.
Test for Fluoride
The test for fluoride when using a test strip is easy: dip and wait.
The most popular fluoride testing kit to use is a reactive strip.
Depending on the particular test, you can “activate” the paper or plastic strip by dipping it into the water sample (and shake it) or hold the strip in a stream of water.
After a short while, you can compare the color of the test strip with a color table to read the level of fluoride concentration.
These kits are extremely simple to use. However, they can be less accurate than other methods, especially if users do not follow the instructions.
How to Test for Fluoride in Water
- Use a color disk kit.
- Ion meter for fluoride testing.
The simplest way to test for fluoride in water is to test it with a strip fluoride testing kit.
You can test your water by dipping a test strip into your drinking water for a few seconds.
Take it out of the water, wait 60 seconds and compare it to the test table on the back of the pack.
Fluoride Test Method (Most ACCURATE)
Use a fluoride checker liquid reagent plastic tube kit.
Disc test kits are available for a variety of chemical fluoride tests. In a typical configuration, you need to add powder packet or a few drops of liquid reagent to a water sample in a reusable plastic tube.
Then place the sample tube in a small plastic showcase. This box contains a plastic plate with a gradient.
Then turn the color disc to find the part that best matches the color of the sample and read the concentration of the chemical on the disc.
Color wheel kits usually have several steps and often include mandatory wait times. They are therefore a bit more expensive, but usually more accurate
At least one color wheel test kit is available for fluoride. However, portable digital colorimeters are often better for accuracy.
Fluoride Test Meter (Portable and Digital)
They provide the most accurate results from these three test methods, but they are also more expensive and more sensitive than the previous options.
These instruments require batteries and calibration.
Chemical Test For Fluoride (CHEAPEST Method)
The chemical test for fluoride is particularly suitable for the rapid control of fluoride concentrations.It is used to define concentration ranges and to determine values that do not reach or exceed the specified limits.
Content of the fluoride test kit:
- 100 Test strips
- 1 disc color gamut.
- 1 bottle of fluoride test solution.
The pink test disc is bleached with fluoride-containing hydrochloric acid solutions. The size of the bleached area corresponds to the total fluoride concentration.
Fluoride Content In Water
But concentrations above 1.5 ppm trigger a disease called fluorosis.
Fluorosis affects the bones paralyzes, the cells of the forming teeth and damage enamel.
To make matters worse, staple foods such as red chili peppers, wheat and rice have high fluoride content.
Also, remember that black salt is naturally rich in fluoride.
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How Do You Remove Fluoride in Water?
Testing your drinking water for fluoride means you will be able to see the level of fluoride in your water.
If you know that your water is fluoridated and you do not have a fluoride pre-filter to filter the water from your faucet.
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