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

What You Need to Know About Whole House Carbon Filters

Finally a good article for consumers about the pros and cons of various types of whole house carbon filters. This article is so good I decided to share it with you right away. Please note: There is a brief discussion … Continue reading

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Is Las Vegas Drinking Water Safe to Drink?

Is Las Vegas water safe to drink? Here’s an aricle by the Las Vegas Review Journal in response to the Las Vegas Valley Water District releasing its annual Water Quality Report about drinking water in Las Vegas. Bascially the article … Continue reading

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Nitrates in Drinking Water Can Cause Bladder Cancer In Women

I am not comfortable with USEPA’s maximum allowable level of nitrates in drinking water. This amount is known as the Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL in your water report. Nitrates in drinking water can cause bladder cancer in women at … Continue reading

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City Water Contains Known Carcinogens

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Another Study Shows Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

Yet another study shows pharmaceuticals in drinking water has disturbing results. Numerous studies have demonstrated that millions of Americans are drinking water containing drugs. ‘A team of researchers, led by hydrologist Paul Bradley, recently collected water samples from 59 small streams in the … Continue reading

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Is Drinking Chlorinated Water Healthy

Is drinking chlorinated water healthy? The notion of whether or not your chlorinated tap water is ‘healthy’ for you to drink is an intriguing question. USEPA regulates the level of contaminants which can be present in tap water. As long … Continue reading

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PFOA In Drinking Water

I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately about PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, an ingredient in Teflon. Apparently DuPont used this toxic ingredient and it has ended up in the water supplies of a number of cities. Most of my … Continue reading

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Round Up in Drinking Water Linked To…

Round Up is linked to kidney damage in a new study. Do you live near fields of corn and beans? If so you may be drinking glyphosphate, aka Roundup. A recent study performed on rats resulted in kidney and liver … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Water Purification and Water Filtration?

The other day a woman wrote me and said she wanted the purest water possible at every faucet in her house. “No you don’t”, I said. What’s the difference between purified water vs filtered water? Words have certain technical meanings in … Continue reading

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Are There Pharmaceuticals In Your Drinking Water?

When you call me about buying a water purification system the first thing I want to know is are pharmaceuticals in your drinking water. I always look at a local water quality report (aka consumer confidence report) to see what contaminants are in your water. It … Continue reading

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