Category: Contaminants

The Best Water Filtration System to Remove Bacteria & Viruses from Your Drinking Water Bacteria and viruses generally have a hard time entering drinking water – probably because most public water systems can block them out completely. A typical purification system pumps untreated water from a river or a lake, removes the sediment, filters out […]

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PFOS & PFOA: The Dangers of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water If you’ve been following the news a lot lately, chances are you’ve seen or heard the acronym ‘PFAS.’ Perhaps instead of keeping up with the news, you fully immerse yourself in the latest drama-filled movies – and extra buttery popcorn. In the latter case, […]

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The Dangers of Drinking Contaminated Water During Pregnancy Pregnancy is like “a dream come true” for many women. It is a period of immense joy and excitement. The feeling of new life growing inside you is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. It’s magical. But during this time, you must pay keen attention to your health […]

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Emerging US Water Contamination Concerns Emerging drinking water contaminants are concerning to many consumers according to a new survey by global public health organization NSF International.

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Purifying Your Well Water with Chlorine: Is it the Safest Option? Owning a private well is a smart investment (for some people, at least). After all, it’s your natural water source that supplies your home with fresh, clean water. Plus, you aren’t stuck with those hefty monthly water bills or fees from local water providers. […]

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6 Toxic Water Contaminants That May Irritate Your Skin If you or your household members have been experiencing strange reoccurring episodes of disruptive skin conditions, there’s probably something lurking in your home that’s causing those issues. You may have tried changing soap brands, laundry detergent, or using lotion more often, but the skin problems keep […]

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The 4 Most Common Ways Our Water is Being Polluted and How You Can Tackle the Dangerous Effects Water pollution is more than just tossing a beer can in a nearby river while camping. Other sources range from agricultural runoff to oil spills, which contaminate our rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and seas with chemicals, waste, plastic, […]

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Drinking Water to Fight Off Fevers, Coughs, and Cold: Does It Work? (Updated March 24th, 2019) Listen. Catching a cold or flu is no fun. The sniffling, sneezing, and coughing can be very discomforting for you and the people around you. Not to mention the lack of appetite, the severe dehydration, the pounding headaches, the […]

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The 12 Most Dangerous Contaminants Found in America’s Water Supply Imagine this. You wake up in the morning feeling excessively thirsty. You rush to the kitchen, grab a glass, and set it under your faucet. As soon as you turn on the tap, brown, dirty-looking water starts gushing into the glass. In an instant, you […]

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Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical Contaminants in Drinking Water Safe drinking water is a fundamental need for human life. Often, we hear about toxic agents like lead and other heavy metals being detected in public water systems. Today, the possible presence of pharmaceuticals and effluents from healthcare, manufacturing and production facilities in our drinking water points to […]

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