Monthly Archives: March 2011

Removing radioisotopes and radioactive metals from drinking water

There is currently a great deal of concern about the radioactive fallout from the failed nuclear reactors in Japan.  Iodine 131 has shown up in trace amounts in some public water systems in the U.S.  While public health officials are … Continue reading

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Do Saltless Water Softeners Work?

I have heard that the saltless systems break down the hardness minerals so that they don’t build up inside the plumbing. That they don’t really eliminate the hardness minerals, and therefore, my family would still experience those mineral benefits in our water. I value your opinion, Jim. Thanks for responding Continue reading

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What Water Should I Drink for Optimum Health

There is a substantive debate about what type of water is healthiest, with some professionals advocating the use of spring water while others suggest distilled. Those are diverse extremes, with spring water containing an array minerals and distilled water being void of minerals. Continue reading

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Hexavalent Chromium Found In The Water of 31 Cities

Hexavalent chromium, the cancer-causing chemical at the center of the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich,” was found present in the tap water of 31 of 35 cities tested in a recent survey. The findings, released Monday by the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group, are the first study of hexavalent chromium to be made public. Continue reading

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Which Water Filter Is The Best?

I am often asked which water filter is the best. It is a straightforward question but the answer can be complex. In order to know which water filter will provide you with healthy water you must first learn what is in your water so that you know what contaminants you must remove. Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing As Dead Water

Some people refer to water purified by either a reverse osmosis or distillation process as ‘dead water’. There is no such thing as dead water.

Both reverse osmosis and distillation water treatment methods produce highly ‘purified’ water. Continue reading

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About James P McMahon and Sweetwater LLC

Jim McMahon is an ecologist with over 30 years of experience. He launched Sweetwater LLC in 2002 and works from his home overlooking the Santa Clara River in Brookside, Utah. To learn more, visit Sweetwater’s Home Water Purification Systems Share … Continue reading

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