Category: Water Filtration

Understanding Turbidity in Drinking Water and Why It Matters You probably don’t think much about the water flowing from your tap. As long as it looks clean, tastes OK, and doesn’t smell funky, you likely assume it’s pure and safe to drink. However, a crucial but little-known factor can influence the safety of your drinking […]

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Is Distilled Water Safe to Drink? Here Are the Facts. Updated: February 13th, 2024 Shopping for drinking water isn’t the same these days. Back then, we could pick a few gallons of regular bottled water off the shelf at the grocery store without hesitation or confusion. But thanks to new forms of water treatment, we […]

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Why Does My Drinking Water Taste Like Metal? When you turn on your faucet, you expect fresh, great-tasting water to come gushing out, as it usually does. But perhaps you’ve been noticing a metallic flavor in the water lately—like old pennies had been marinating in it overnight. The taste may have been so overwhelming that […]

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What is Hydrogen Water, and Should You Drink It? Hydrogen water. You’ve probably seen celebs and influencers raving about its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects on social media. But with so much “ballyhoo” around it, you might wonder if it’s yet another over hyped specialty water or if there’s any science behind those bold health […]

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Fluoride in Drinking Water and Its Potential Effects Updated: January 12th, 2023 If you live in the United States, there’s a good chance that your tap water contains fluoride. Yup, the very same fluoride found in most kinds of toothpaste, mouthwash, and other dental products. The U.S. began adding fluoride to some public water supplies […]

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Chlorine in Drinking Water: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Updated January 9th, 2024 Chlorine is by far the most commonly used water disinfectant worldwide. Today, about 98% of U.S. municipalities use some chlorine-related process to treat their drinking water, thanks to the chemical’s wide-scale availability, low cost, ease of use, and proficiency at […]

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7 Plumbing Issues That Can Affect Your Water Quality Most of us never think about the pipes shuttling water into our homes—out of sight, out of mind. We assume that if the water tastes and looks fine, it must be safe, not recognizing the contamination hazards from potentially faulty pipes behind our walls and beneath […]

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10 Potential Sources of Groundwater Pollution Updated December 29th, 2023 More than half of the US population, including 99 percent of residents in rural areas, relies on groundwater for everyday use. Millions of homeowners with private wells use it for drinking and household duties, farmers use it for irrigation, and the industry needs it for […]

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Why Do I Feel Nauseous After Drinking Water? Whenever you’re thirsty, your first instinct is most likely to reach for a glass of water. Water is an excellent thirst quencher, as it’s free from all those calories and additives that often pull water from the body. But do you ever notice that your stomach sometimes […]

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Unfiltered Tap Water and High Medical Expenses: Is There a Link? Think about how much you’ve spent on healthcare over the last year. Hundreds? Thousands? Or maybe you’ve lost track? What if someone told you your tap water may have contributed to that amount? You’d probably be skeptical, but research shows links between unfiltered drinking […]

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