My question for Tony, or anyone else who can answer (calling all chemists), is about using boron to neutralize fluoride.
I have an idea about filling solar camping bags with water that has already had the fluoride neutralized with Borax (boron), then showering with it, as getting a shower filter that works for fluoride is pretty much futile.
Questions: Will heat separate the boron/fluoride bond? If so, how much heat? Could the water be just lukewarm and still maintain the bond? Is the bond preserved up to the boiling point? Or less? Do I need to know an estimated temperature in order to preserve the bond and not release the fluoride agan?
I came up with this idea as an inexpensive, if not laborious, way to shower without exposing myself to the fluoride in the water.
Thanks for letting me know any merits or drawbacks to this plan, and I am NOT a chemist. Far from it.