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chlorine's effect on bacteria in the gut

We have talked before about why chlorine may be bad for you — both in terms of consumption orally and inhalation and absorption from showers and baths. In that particular piece, however, we did not address a particular concern that is starting to gain more and more traction. That concern involves the flora in your […] Read More


Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

finding the best resources on water purity

We love fresh-tasting, pure-smelling, delicious water. We are frankly obsessed with it. While it’s true we do have a few product recommendations that we make a commission on, it is a really small percentage and it’s only for a few products. Most of our posts are simply about delivering the best information possible. You see, […] Read More


What’s the Deal with Water Ionizers?

water ionizer

Our main focus here is water purification. There are a few things that come with that territory, but one thing that we have not talked about is water ionizers. That’s because water ionizers are kind of a controversial topic. Before we get into it, let’s first explain the process behind water ionization. The idea behind […] Read More

the presence of BPA in water pitcher filters

In our most recent article, we talked a lot about the ideal pitcher water filter. What we did not mention in that article is the possible presence of BPA plastic or other harmful chemicals in the actual products themselves. This is something that is easy to overlook when it comes to water purification devices. When […] Read More

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The Best Pitcher Water Filters

best pitcher water filters

We have talked a lot on this site about different water purification systems that can be used in the home and on the road. What we haven’t yet done is exhaustive comparison between products. In this post, we will get into the nitty-gritty with some of the more well known pitcher filters. We have already […] Read More

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Keeping Perspective on Water Quality

keeping perspective on water quality

Our first priority with this site is to help you get the information you need to take water purification seriously. Usually, this involves recommending certain products and services. Some of these are expensive and involve a commitment of time, if only to conduct proper research. In this post, we want to talk about something related […] Read More

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what to avoid when it comes to purifying your water

We spend almost all of our time here talking about the specific things you should do if you want to purify your water at home. In this post, we will do the opposite – we will tell you exactly what you shouldn’t do if you truly want to be drinking pure water. Sometimes, this format […] Read More


The Future of Water Purification

water purification in the future

This post will contain some optimistic speculation, but it will be based on relatively recent developments. When it comes to purifying water, we talk about whole house systems, reverse osmosis, and other smaller efforts like pitcher filters. In the future, there is the possibility that buildings may be self-purifying in more ways than we can […] Read More

purifying your household water in an emergency

This is a guest post from a site reader who wanted to share his thoughts on emergency water purification. While it does provide some good tips, we would like to emphasize that this is more water treatment than purification. Remember, the difference has to do with making water potable (treatment) and making it the highest […] Read More

how water can become contaminated

Ok, so there are numerous contaminants found in the water supply. Even if we don’t include chlorine, which is commonly used as a disinfectant, we can count things like arsenic, lead, pharmaceuticals and other substances like MTBE. How do these things get in the water? Why is lead making its way into the water coming […] Read More

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