High costs of current techniques stand as a barrier in many areas of the world in which economic development has not reached the Western economic threshold.
In many cases, these countries do not have enough financial resources to address the fluoride problem via traditional techniques.
Most of the countries affected with over–fluoridated water are the ones with the lowest disposable income. Therefore, most popular techniques are affordable but cause other problems, such as aluminum leachate or the insufficient sanitary conditions of the materials.
HINDROP is a low cost technique that allows access to fluoride free water for the entire population.
Fluoride toxicity is related to the development of two pathologies (dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis) with irreversible health consequences.
HINDROP is hope to more than 400 million people in the world who will have the possibility of ingesting fluoride free water due to the low cost of this technique and its simplicity of use.
Current techniques face the following consequences:
- Factories which produce some of the required materials use chemicals, generating waste and a strong environmental impact.
- Treatment plants require chemicals to aid the defluorination process, generating toxic waste.
- Electric energy use entails CO2 emissions.
- Many of the current treatments generate reject water with high salt concentration.
HINDROP has no environmental impact during its manufacturing and defluoridation processes.