Category Archives: Reverse Osmosis

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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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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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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Does Your Drinking Water Contain Pharmaceuticals

When people call me about buying the appropriate water purification system for their home I always look at their local water quality report (aka consumer confidence report) to see what contaminants are in their water. It is my opinion that … 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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NSF Adds New Standard For Reduction of Pharmaceuticals and Unregulated Contaminants from Drinking Water

There’s some interesting news from NSF, the outfit that certifies water treatment devices for removal of certain contaminants. In a press release issued on August 26, 2014, NSF said the following: “NSF has certified 56 products to NSF/ANSI 401 at … Continue reading

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Water Crisis in Toledo – How To Treat Your Water for Removal of Microcystin

Water tests have shown the presence of the toxin microcystin, which is produced by a blue green algae called microcystis, in Toledo’s water supply. Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/08/03/Water-crisis-grips-area.html#03J28PeYGPhMfbgR.99 Here’s a study by Jung Ju Lee, M.S., E.I. at The Ohio … Continue reading

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