Author Archives: James McMahon

About James McMahon

Studied ecology at the University of Illinois, mountain survival at Eastern Washing University, Deep Ecology at Naropa, River Ecology with The Nature Conservancy and Luna Leopold

Unregulated Pesticides in Drinking Water are more Dangerous

It turns out that unregulated pesticides in drinking water are more dangerous than previously known. For some years I’ve been warning about the presence of unregulated pesticides in drinking water. This occurs where there is farming upstream of you if … Continue reading

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How to Remove PFAs from Water in your House

PFAs are present in 99% of people tested. This article talks about their prevalence and how to remove PFAs from water in your house. PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances were invented in the 1950s. They are used in products … Continue reading

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Bacteria in Your Showerhead Can Make You Sick

A recent study has revealed a link between bacteria residing in your showerhead and lung infections. The study shows that bacteria in your showerhead can make you sick.  One type of mycobacteria can cause a lung infection if inhaled while … Continue reading

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Are you eating organic food but drinking tap water?

Are you eating organic food but drinking tap water? Many of use eat organic food for the purpose of avoiding pesticides and other additives. I know I do. But did you know these same chemicals you’re attempting to avoid may … Continue reading

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Amoeba in Tap Water Kills Woman in Seattle

An Amoeba in tap water has killed a woman in Seattle. How can you protect yourself? The death of a woman in Seattle from an amoeba in her tap water has people wondering how to protect themselves. This is apparently … Continue reading

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When Buying A Whole House Water Filter Size Is Important

When buying a whole house water filter size is important. One aspect of water treatment seldom mentioned to consumers is contact time. Incoming water must remain in contact with the carbon in your filter for a certain amount of time in order … Continue reading

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Bacteria in City Water Causing Sickness and Death

Bacteria in City Water is causing sickness and death. Illness and Deaths due to contaminated city water has increaased, according to new reports by the Center for Disease Control. Interestingly, most of the problems stem from bacteria, in particular Legionella, which was … Continue reading

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63 Million People Exposed to Toxins in Drinking Water

The best water filter is the one that removes the contaminants in your water. Just today an article came out discussing the fact that some 63 million people have been exposed to dangerous toxins in their water during the past … Continue reading

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Drinking Water Affects the Health of Young Men

People are not taking the problems with drinking water seriously enough. Perhaps you are …. because you’re reading this article. But most people are not. There are two big news items out just this week that pertain to tap water. … Continue reading

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Whole House Water Filter – Backwash Filters Are Better Than Upflow

This article is intended to clarify the difference between my Urban Defender, a backwashing whole house water filter, and cheaper whole house carbon systems that do not backwash. Learn more here. Upflow filters cost less and are less effective. Backwash filters are … Continue reading

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