Category Archives: Whole House Water Filter

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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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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Round Up in Drinking Water Linked To…

Round Up in Drinking Water Linked To… Kidney and liver damage. Do you live near fields of corn and beans? If so you may be drinking glyphosphate, aka Roundup. A tecent study performed on rats resulted in kidney and liver … 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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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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How To Remove the Insecticides Found in Midwest Rivers and Anywhere that Crop Farming is Present

One issue with pesticide use on farms is that these chemicals can end up in water that is the drinking water supply for people downstream. Here’s an excerpt from an article on two recent studies about the impact of pesticides … Continue reading

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The Health Effects of Chloramine…and how to remove it

When chlorine is added to water it interacts with organic material to form a variety of cancer causing byproducts. Up to 17% of bladder cancers in the US are thought to be caused by these carcinogens, also known as disingection … Continue reading

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Nitrates in Drinking Water May Cause Birth Defects

A report released on July 15 confirms what I’ve been suggesting for a long time: nitrates far below the USEPA of 10 parts per million (ppm or mg/l). People who live in farming communities (particularly in California, Illinois, Iowa, and … Continue reading

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