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All About Reverse Osmosis Water Filtering Systems

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 Peter Patterson (September 02, 2008)  There are several ways to cleanse and remove harmful chemicals and other contaminants from water for safe human consumption. However, some methods have not shown to be quite as effective as before as smaller materials have also been discovered such as pharmaceuticals, drugs and other minerals. Reverse osmosis water filtering systems aim to make water purer than ever. Getting a Water .. (Plumbing)

Discover the True Benefits of Drinking Water

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 Peter Patterson (September 02, 2008)  Disease-prevention may be the most widely known among the many benefits of clean drinking water. However, most people may not realize that consuming fresh and clean water also promotes health and improves bodily function. Knowing the importance of drinking water and taking in the right amount will help guarantee optimum health and wellness for years to come. The Advantages of Clean .. (Plumbing)

The Truth About Clean Drinking Water

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 Peter Patterson (September 02, 2008)  There is a constantly rising concern for clean drinking water as more contaminants and chemicals are found in supplies and sources have been found in recent years. To get the purest drinking water, you have to know which methods are most applicable depending on your location, the type of contaminants present and the quantities available. Here are some tips. Shocking Facts Over 1 .. (Plumbing)

Compare Water Purification Devices - Which System is Best For You?

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 Peter Patterson (September 02, 2008)  Water purification devices use one or more methods to cleanse and rid water of toxins and other harmful agents to make it safe for human use and consumption. The quality of water in your area as well as the amount you need on a daily basis need to be considered to know which unit will best serve your home. Find out more about the various options and capabilities of the products. The .. (Plumbing)

Consumers Ask - Does Reverse Osmosis Remove Pharmaceuticals From Water?

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 Peter Patterson (September 02, 2008)  Does reverse osmosis remove pharmaceuticals from water? Since traces all types of drugs ranging from birth control pills, antibiotics and mental health medications have been found in the drinking water of several millions of Americans, people are trying to rely on reverse osmosis. The process is proven to be highly useful in removing drugs and other known contaminants. The AP Discovery . (Plumbing)

What You Need to Know About UV Water Purification

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 R. Lee Cole (September 01, 2008)  UV water purification works well. With ultraviolet light you don't have to add any suspicious chemicals to your water. Also, there's only the ultraviolet bulb that can go bad. These units are durable, and easy to maintain. UV is great! That is for a limited number of contaminants. The only problem with UV water purification is that it works only for living contaminants. This includes .. (Plumbing)

What You Need to Know About Whole House Water Filters

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 Juanita Ruby (August 31, 2008)  Don't trust your family's safety to tap or bottled water. In fact, even a faucet filter sometimes doesn't provide the water quality you need for your entire living space. Rather, rely on the whole house water filters on the market to get the job done right. Some of them have important certifications and can meet tough industry standards. Unlike bottled water, water filter companies are . (Plumbing)

Why Whole House Water Treatment Can Provide Cleaner Water and Better Air Quality

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 Juanita Ruby (August 31, 2008)  Although we live in a day and age of heightened environmental awareness, our water is still inadequate. Even with government regulations in place and high level advancements in water technology, the water in most homes is still highly contaminated. Such a realization is making consumers look toward whole house water treatment. When you start to investigate water treatment equipment, .. (Plumbing)

What Does Clean Drinking Water Really Mean?

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 John Collins (August 31, 2008)  When you think about clean drinking water, maybe the first thing you think about is how it looks. Clean drinking water should look clean, right? Imagine a fresh running stream, sparkling in the sunlight. But it turns out that most contaminants in our drinking water supply are invisible to the eye. So that stream, although it may look beautiful, is probably loaded with things you .. (Plumbing)

Home Drinking Water Treatment Systems

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 John Collins (August 31, 2008)  If you want the highest quality water you can get, you're probably looking for information about different home drinking water treatment systems. Everyone wants high quality water for showering, laundry, cooking, and especially drinking. Your tap water may contain contaminants from many sources, such as agriculture, industry, animal and human waste, as well as naturally occurring .. (Plumbing)

How to Ensure Your Drinking Water Safety

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 John Collins (August 31, 2008)  In this age of environmental, industrial and military threats we consumers need to be aware of drinking water safety issues that affect us personally. We have a tendency to trust the water that comes out of our drinking water faucets, but that trust may be misplaced. The only way to be certain is to inform yourself of drinking water safety issues, such as whether your water meets the .. (Plumbing)

What You Must Know About Drinking Water Safety!

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 R. Lee Cole (August 31, 2008)  Drinking water safety has become a big issue over the past ten or so years. It used to be that we all felt relatively certain that our drinking water was safe to consume. Not longer! If you're keeping up with the latest reports and research, you know that your drinking water potentially contains everything from pesticides to prescription drugs. Nowadays, understanding drinking water .. (Plumbing)

A Guide to Home Water Filters

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 Dominic Anderton (August 31, 2008)  How do you choose home water filters? How do water filters work, in the first place? I'll try to answer those questions for you here. In order to understand; how do water filters work, you have to learn about the different types of filtration devices. All of them are not the same. They either target specific contaminants or they remove them in different ways. When you are choosing .. (Plumbing)

Is a Lead Water Filter Effective in Filtering Toxic Contaminants Other Than Lead?

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 Dominic Anderton (August 31, 2008)  I was conducting a search today to find out who on the market was producing the best lead water filter. Then I was curious as to how these specialty filters were rated as far as chemical contaminants. I must say that I was rather surprised at the disparity between the various filters’ ability to handle lead, as to its competency at controlling contaminants in the water. One of .. (Plumbing)

How to Remove Chlorine From Water

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 Dominic Anderton (August 31, 2008)  There are basically two ways to remove chlorine from water. One is a better alternative than the other. But, if you are concerned about removing chlorine from water, you should know that any time a chemical is used for disinfection, hazardous byproducts are released. So, in addition to learning how to remove chlorine from water, you also need to learn how to remove those hazardous .. (Plumbing)

News About Drugs in Drinking Water and What You Can Do About It

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 Lauren Leddy (August 31, 2008)  Perhaps you have heard the news surrounding the presence of drugs in drinking water. If so, you are probably researching right now to find out more about what may be present in your water supply. There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding what can be contained in public water supplies, and a lot of concern regarding what is accurate and what is not. Some of the claims sound . (Plumbing)

Water Filtration Faucets - It's All Coming Back to Me Now

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 John Collins (August 30, 2008)  Water filtration faucets are designed with the specific intent to purify our water. Not just the drinking water though, there are faucet filters that can be attached to showers as well, because contamination doesn't only enter our system through drinking water. Water is soaked up through our skin, and don't tell me you've never managed to accidentally swallow a draught of water every .. (Plumbing)

Do We Need Water Treatment Systems For 'Flourite' Removal

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 John Collins (August 30, 2008)  What is it that we really need water treatment systems for flourite removal or do we need fluoridation of our water instead? It has been debated for many years whether fluoride should be added to Public water supplies as is the current practice or not. The controversy: Flourite removal or fluoridation Dentine or enamel normally contains traces of fluoride other than calcium and .. (Plumbing)

What Does Reverse Osmosis Do That Can't Be Done Better and Cheaper by a Filtration System?

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 John Collins (August 30, 2008)  If you want to compare drinking water systems, one of the first questions you'll ask is, “What does reverse osmosis do, as opposed to a filtration system?" That is what you will learn in this article. I think once you have some answers, you'll start asking, “Why would anyone choose a reverse osmosis drinking water system?" So, what is reverse osmosis? Reverse osmosis is a .. (Plumbing)

What You Must Know About Home Filtration of Tap Water

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 R. Lee Cole (August 29, 2008)  Interested in home filtration of tap water? Well, that's great! But there are a few things to know and understand before you go out (or, even better, get online), and buy a filter or water purifier. Let me explain. I'm really glad you're interested in filtering your water! You should be! The number and types of contaminants found in our tap water is staggering. You do need to know a .. (Plumbing)

Drinking Water Safety - Take Advantage of New Technology

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 Olivia Romero (August 29, 2008)  Let's face it. . . we live in a world of rapidly developing technological advances. Fortunately, for us, this has resulted in continued improvement in the quality of our daily lives. Take drinking water safety as an example. Over the years, the danger of waterborne diseases caused by harmful bacteria has been replaced by hazardous environmental toxins. As such, water disinfection has .. (Plumbing)

The Hidden Catch About Chlorine Filters For the Shower

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 Julie Perry (August 29, 2008)  Don't buy chlorine filters for the shower unless they also remove THMs. Your health is at stake. Chlorine shower head filters first came on the market as an aid to people with sensitive skin or those who were concerned about the appearance of their hair and skin. There were no perceived health threats at the time, because the results of scientific research were withheld for a number of . (Plumbing)

A Few Things to Think About When Doing DIY Plumbing

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 April Kerr (August 27, 2008)  When it comes plumbing there are two options open for you. First of all you can call up a professional plumber in order to get it done easily and fast. The other option is to do it on your own. There are many people who like to take up the do-it-yourself projects and this is the reason why DIY plumbing is a fun affair for them. But if you are serious about it then you will have to get .. (Plumbing)

Drinking Water Treatment Makes Water Safe to Drink

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 John Collins (August 27, 2008)  Drinking water treatment is necessary to make water safe and healthy to drink. Fresh water around the world, even in places as far fetched as Alaska and Antarctica, has to be treated before it can be used as drinking water. Why? The EPA's Standards for Drinking Water Contamination All freshwater contains contaminants. The EPA has set standards for 90 contaminants that can be found in .. (Plumbing)

What Type of Drinking Water System Works Best?

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 John Collins (August 27, 2008)  When you pause to consider what is in our drinking water, you may wish to invest in a drinking water system for your household. Water that comes out of the ground, or out of reservoirs contains many contaminants that could make you sick, or worse! Water treatment facilities take out some of these contaminants, but not all. And because the water still has to travel to get to your house, .. (Plumbing)

What Are Drinking Water Stations?

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 John Collins (August 27, 2008)  Many people these days are increasingly concerned about the quality of their drinking water, and with good reason. Chemical byproducts, organic contaminants, biological hazards, and heavy metals all contaminate the fresh water supply on our planet. Our centralized water treatment facilities attempt to treat the water, but they all too often fall short of their goal. In many cases, the .. (Plumbing)

Residential Reverse Osmosis Systems May Not Provide Healthy Water

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 John Collins (August 27, 2008)  Residential reverse osmosis systems have been around for the last thirty years or so. When people first started to realize that their drinking water might be contaminated, they turned to existing reverse osmosis technology to treat their water. At first it seemed like a great way to purify your water. Yet, over the years, the popularity of residential reverse osmosis systems has .. (Plumbing)

Are the Standard Specifications For Water Treatment Systems Adequate?

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 John Collins (August 27, 2008)  With water filter purchases on the rise, it makes sense to assume there are standard specifications for water treatment systems. That assumption brings along another much more dangerous assumption: no matter which unit you purchase, they are equally safe. Unfortunately, both assumptions are not based on reality. Yes, the Environmental Protection Agency does set standards for .. (Plumbing)

Tips on How to Do a Water Filtration Comparison

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 John Collins (August 27, 2008)  The first thing you will note when carrying out a water filtration comparison will be that all systems are not equally efficient. All are certainly not ‘the number one water filtration system in the world', as they seem to boast. The first thing to remember when you start a water filtration comparison is that the whole exercise is to ensure your and your family's safety. Now tell . (Plumbing)

The "Best Faucet Water Filter" Sales Routine

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 John Collins (August 27, 2008)  Whether you are a millionaire or a common man like me, you want the best deal for the money you pay, and in this case, the best faucet water filter available for what you spend. Companies that make faucet filters are no different. They are each looking at their profit margins when they develop their product, and will slap a label on that says ‘the best’ without regards to .. (Plumbing)

Review of Reverse Osmosis Residential Water Filtration Systems

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 John Collins (August 27, 2008)  Why are you looking for residential water filtration systems? The answer probably is a simple need for security for yourself and your family. There are contaminants in our water; microbes, germs from the environment and even from human waste. But those actually are the least of your worries. Simple boiling of the water will kill those germs. It will spoil the taste of the water but .. (Plumbing)

Cost Effective Filtration - Water Purification Systems Using Potassium

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 John Collins (August 27, 2008)  Anyone who has problems with hard water knows that potassium or salt based water softeners help immensely, so why is it that very few water purification systems are using potassium? The easy answer is that most companies are looking at their profits, customers who buy two units instead of one increase those. From the consumer’s perspective - our perspective - it makes much more .. (Plumbing)

Water Delivery Options Still Abound

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 Reggie R Andersen (August 27, 2008)  If you want to improve the taste of your water - and in some cases remove lead and copper - and you do not consume vast quantities, then water delivery is a relatively inexpensive option, in most cases less than $30. You must take care of the three following pointers to stay away from unwanted worries: * Be wary of “free" home water tests. The people trying to sell you purifying .. (Plumbing)

What is the Source of Your Water Damage?

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 Parker Jendrycki (August 27, 2008)  Knowing where your water originated from is one of the most important factors in cleaning up your water damage mess. The type of water that affected your home is necessary in deciding how to go about the water damage cleaning, restoring, and remediation process. Water has three types. Although these are not always easy to distinguish, I will include examples so that you should be able .. (Plumbing)

Whole-House Water Treatment Systems - What the Safe Water Drinking Act Should Have Mentioned

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 Judith Pratt (August 26, 2008)  Three decades ago home water safety was not that high on anyone's radar. Nor was the topic of whole-house water treatment systems. In fact, in 1974 Congress was just skimming the surface of water safety by creating The Safe Water Drinking Act (SDWA). All in all this act was created with every intention of helping regulate the nation's public water supplies. The SDWA put in place several . (Plumbing)

Whole House Water Treatment - Easy Steps to Cleaner Water

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 Judith Pratt (August 26, 2008)  Everybody wants to drink good tasting water, but even more important, having pure water is vital to your health. That's why whole house water treatment is a hot topic. If you read the papers or surf the Internet you will easily learn how dangerous the water supply in many cities can be. A way around this toxic water is to control the water filtration in your own home. As you may know, .. (Plumbing)

Are Faucet Water Filters the Answer to Naturally Clean Water?

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  Clean water is a blessing, no doubt. With time and the spread of knowledge about basic health, we have come to know it's a blessing but we would have thought otherwise if it was dirty contaminated water. At least it is unless we do something about it. Faucet water filters are said to be the solution to the problem when we face contaminated water in our daily use since they can provide .. (Plumbing)

What is Purified During Water Purification?

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  Water purification is the process that makes water fit to drink. It would be nice if water was safe and pure straight out of the river or ground, but unfortunately that's just not true. Fresh water contains many contaminants that make it unsafe to drink. It would be even nicer if water was safe and pure straight out of your tap, but even more unfortunately this is not always true .. (Plumbing)

Hidden Protection - Under Counter Water Filters

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  With the purchase of water filters these days, under counter water filters are one that have seen sales steadily climbing. With water being the single most important fluid for personal health, the need for a safe filter cannot be denied. Just pay closer attention to the health reports put out; contamination in water supplies is steadily rising, whether it is due to bacteria, iron, .. (Plumbing)

Commercial Water Filtration Systems - A Smart Business Solution

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  With concerns about personal health steadily rising and the contaminants in water climbing with them, everyone, from a family, to a farmer, to the industrialized world are looking towards purifying their water supply. For the average homeowner, a personal water filtration system is adequate, but for farmers or industrialized business that use more water than those are designed for, .. (Plumbing)

What is the Best and Most Cost Effective Type of Drinking Water Filter?

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  Drinking water: it sustains us, refreshes us, and keeps us alive. Many people take the quality of their tap water for granted. But the quality of public water supplies is slowly degrading around the world. Water from your tap is probably much higher than you think in toxins and contaminants, and may even carry infectious diseases. The best way to ensure that the water you drink is .. (Plumbing)

What Are the Benefits of Installing a Whole House Water Filter?

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  How, you might ask, are whole house water filters an improvement on single point of use drinking water filters? You may think that if you filter your drinking water you don't have to worry about being exposed to toxins in the public water supply. But there are other ways your body can absorb toxins, namely by breathing them in, and by absorption through your skin. A whole house water .. (Plumbing)

What Does a Drinking Water Filter System Remove?

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  Some people invest in a drinking water filter system simply to improve the taste of their drinking water. No one likes the taste of chlorine in their water, and water filter systems do a great job of improving the taste of water. But, although taste is important, it dwindles to insignificance when you consider all the potential health benefits of installing a good water filter system. .. (Plumbing)

The Disadvantages of Reverse Osmosis

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  Does reverse osmosis make water safe to drink? If not, why not? These water systems are touted by the companies that sell them as a state of the art solution for obtaining purified water that is safe to drink. And they sound pretty good from the description. The physical principle of the device draws only water and molecules smaller than water through a membrane with a fine pore size. .. (Plumbing)

Don't Ruin Your Health Through Reverse Osmosis

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  It's ironic how many people try to ensure their health through reverse osmosis, because there are many aspects of these systems that are at best ineffective, and at worst detrimental to their health. The reverse system is effective at removing some contaminants, such as lead, arsenic and particulates. Yet many biological and chemical contaminants are not removed by these devices. In .. (Plumbing)

How Can I Get Pure Drinking Water From My Tap?

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  I want to get pure drinking water from my tap. I'm tired of lugging bottles of water home from the supermarket. I feel guilty every time I throw another plastic bottle into the recycling. I feel even guiltier every time I am not near a recycling bin and I have to throw my used water bottle in the trash. In this day and age, I keep thinking, there must be a better way to get pure .. (Plumbing)

Ceramic Water Filtration - An Evaluation

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  Ceramic water filtration was a system originally devised by the Guatemalan chemist Dr. Fernando Mazareigos. It uses the filtering capacity of the porous ceramic material along with the powerful anti biotic catalyst, colloidal silver. The porous nature of ceramic sifts out the soil and other impurities present in water while the colloidal silver chokes most of the pathogens in the water .. (Plumbing)

Contemplating Water Filters For the Home?

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  Safety, clarity and purity of water are all things we want when we think of purchasing water filters for the home. Our bodies contain 70 percent water, and we have to constantly add more to maintain that amount properly. With the rise in the number of pollutants, getting clean water is all the more important for continued good health. But the truth is, quite a bit of the water available . (Plumbing)

Home Water Filters - How and Why

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  With personal health concerns at an all time high, many people are considering home water filters. Contaminated water is a problem prevalent throughout the world, irrespective of whether you live in a third world country or in developed countries. Different bacteria, viruses and other microbes are found in the water we use, causing many water-borne diseases such as cholera, or diarrhea, . (Plumbing)

Why Spend the Money on Home Water Purification Systems?

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  Hearing about home water purification systems makes you visualize a purer glass of water to drink for sure. That benefit alone is what triggers most people to want to spend their money on things such as kitchen faucet filters, bottled water, or even causes them to boil any water they plan on drinking. What most people do not realize is that the bacteria or other impurities could .. (Plumbing)




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