Monthly Archives: October 2011

How To Remove Chloramine From Drinking Water

Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia that is used by some cities to disinfect drinking water. The best way to remove chloramine is to use a combination of whole house water filter and a kitchen water filter. My Urban Defender whole house water filter will remove chloramine. However, when I recommend it to a customer with chloramine in their drinking water then I will also recommend a kitchen water filter. This is because I have found that enough chloramine can bypass a whole house filter that it can still be tasted when drinking water. Continue reading

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Health Writer Nancy Deville Interviews James P McMahon About Water

‘Our bodies need hydration every day because water is the principal constituent of all body fluids, is essential for proper metabolic functioning, and is necessary to flush toxins. I would have to offer the Urban Defender whole house water filter (with catalytic carbon) followed by the whole house water revitalizer and then my five stage custom reverse osmosis at the kitchen sink as the ideal combination of water purification systems in many, many situations. Continue reading

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Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer by Reducing Pesticide Exposure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released an announcement today about male breast cancer discovered at Camp Lejeune, a Marine facility. ‘The water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with a toxic brew of industrial chemicals … Continue reading

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Do remineralizing filters really work?

Many companies suggest that because reverse osmosis systems remove the minerals from water that you should add a remineralizing filter afterwards for the purpose of restoring minerals to your water.

I’ve tested these filters and while the pH rose dramatically due to carbonates in the filter there were no minerals added. Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracturing May Pollute Well Water: Protect Yourself

Drinking water quality contamination has been directly linked with
fracking in Pennsylvania. Methane was found in the drinking water of residents near
the Marcellus Shale basin. When hydrofracking is proposed for the area near where you live that you test your well in order to establish a baseline condition. Then, if you notice that your well changes after hydrofracking is underway you will have evidence in hand which you can use as proof that the activity has negatively affected your well water. Continue reading

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