Can Water Filters Remove Viruses? The Surprising Answer

Water filtration systems are really good at removing lots of different contaminants. From heavy metals like lead and mercury to pesticides and chlorine, filtration systems treat most contaminants. But what about viruses?Viruses are the smallest class of organisms making them a lot harder to remove. At  about 1000 times smaller than a single grain of salt, Read more about Can Water Filters Remove Viruses? The Surprising Answer[…]

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6 Health Benefits of Water Purifiers

 Water makes up 60 percent of the human body. It is essential to life itself, and yet many people don’t know what is in their drinking water. I don’t mean to imply that these individuals would knowingly drink water that wasn’t healthy, but potential contaminants in our drinking water doesn’t necessarily rate as a big concern Read more about 6 Health Benefits of Water Purifiers[…]

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Do Water Purifiers Remove Chlorine: How do I know?

Removing unwanted chemicals from drinking water requires more than a “one size fits all” approach since different chemicals have different properties. And yet, there are many unwanted and even dangerous chemicals commonly found in drinking water. How can we know for sure that we are using the “right” method to get the most healthy drinking water possible? The Read more about Do Water Purifiers Remove Chlorine: How do I know?[…]

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Do Water Filters Remove Lead? The Surprising Answer

Many people are concerned about the effects of lead in their water, and with good reason.  Lead is a highly toxic heavy metal that is not naturally found in the human body and can wreak a lot of havoc when present. Young children and developing babies are especially susceptible to the effects of lead poisoning such Read more about Do Water Filters Remove Lead? The Surprising Answer[…]

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How Often to Change a Water Filter: What to Look For

Water filtration is great. It provides a solution to just about any mineral or even chemical and bacteria that might be lurking in your home’s drinking water. Unfortunately, filters are far from a “fix it and forget it” solution. They need to be maintained according to the recommendation of the manufacturing company in order to Read more about How Often to Change a Water Filter: What to Look For[…]

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What is the Difference Between a Water Filter and a Water Purifier

What is the difference between a water filter and water purifier? Flickr Commons image via Rick CogleyWe talk a lot about water filtration and water purification systems here and for the most part it is safe to say we “unpack” what we mean pretty well.  However, since the topic of what grows in your water deals Read more about What is the Difference Between a Water Filter and a Water Purifier[…]

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Do water purifiers remove fluoride? (the quick answer)

One of the most common contaminants that people want to remove from their drinking water is Fluoride. However, I remember as a child my dentist talking about the importance of ingesting Fluoride, so what exactly is the deal? If you are as curious as I was about Fluoride and whether or not to get it Read more about Do water purifiers remove fluoride? (the quick answer)[…]

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What is a water ionizer and what does it do?

As I’ve become more and more familiar with water purifiers over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of information pop up about water ionizers as well. What struck me most was their price, as they tend to be extremely expensive for what is ultimately a household countertop item. It begs the question: What is a Read more about What is a water ionizer and what does it do?[…]

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Does a water purifier work with well water? The Surprising Answer

Flickr Commons image via World Bank Photo Collection My family recently moved from the city limits to a more rural piece of property out in the country in central Virginia. This got me thinking a lot about water sources and the different issues that arise in the country versus the city. For example, we have Read more about Does a water purifier work with well water? The Surprising Answer[…]