Category Archives: Water Purification

the process of removing contaminants from water for drinking or bathing purposes

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. Upflow filters cost less but also deliver less. Backwash filters are more effective at … Continue reading

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Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

When people call me to ask what water filtration system I recommend I always look at their local water report before making any recommendation. There are several reasons for this. First, what is the source of the water? If it … Continue reading

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The Water You Drink Comes From Some Place Upstream

I am writing this to provide you with information so that you are more aware of how you may be affected by recent political actions regarding water. Every day I speak with people who call me to learn how to … Continue reading

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Lead in Drinking Water at any level is Unsafe

No amount of lead in drinking water is safe. I have been saying for many years that USEPA standards for contaminants in water are a political compromise. Just because your water meets EPA standards (MCL) does not mean the water is … Continue reading

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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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Las Vegas Drinking Water

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’ve been saying for quite some time now that 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. Yet another … Continue reading

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City Water Contains Known Carcinogens

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Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

Yet another study of pharmaceuticals in streams has disturbing results. ‘A team of researchers, led by hydrologist Paul Bradley, recently collected water samples from 59 small streams in the Southeast…  All 59 streams tested positive for at least one of … Continue reading

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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 as those contaminants fall below … Continue reading

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