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which water filter is the best for producing water that is healthy to drink. This can and does depend on the contaminants present in the water supply and the correct application of treatments or media to remove those contaminants

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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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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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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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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Plastic Fibers in Your Drinking Water

When we wash our clothes, particularly those made from polyester, it turns out that tiny pieces of the plastic break off and end up going down the drain. These end up in rivers and lakes and are now another source … Continue reading

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Filtered Water Will Make You Smarter

Seriously.  Newborn rats raised on filtered tap water showed greater learning and memory ability than those drinking untreated tap water or bottled water. A study by Chinese researchers published just this month, October 2014, shows a correlation between learning and … Continue reading

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What Water Makes the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Ever wonder what water makes the perfect cup of coffee? Ever wonder why Starbucks coffee taste sharp, bitter? Turns out there is an ideal set of characteristics in water that contribute to great tasting coffee. A study by Christopher Hendon … Continue reading

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Does KDF Media add copper and zinc to water?

A number of water companies, particularly those who do not use KDF Media®, suggest to consumers that KDF is dangerous because it adds copper and zinc to drinking water. This concern was brought up in a conversation recently and so … Continue reading

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