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Pros and Cons of a Home Water Purification System

whole house water purifier

Home filtration systems allow you to purify all of the water coming into your house. If installed, you don’t need to use pour through filters to purify your drinking water or shower water filters for your bathing water. Of course, there are drawbacks, too. In this post, we take a look at some of the […] Read More

tap master reverse osmosis system

In our article on reverse osmosis, we referenced the Home Master TMAFC Artesian Full Contact Reverse Osmosis Under Counter Water Filtration System. This is our all star reverse osmosis system and in this post we will share some of the reasons why. Reverse osmosis is considered to be an incredibly effective way of purifying water, […] Read More


Common Contaminants in Tap Water

tap water contaminants

We’ve talked about the effects of fluoride and chlorine in our drinking water. Here we will take a look at a number of common contaminants that are found in tap water samples. Keep in mind, contaminants are found in varying amounts and with many of them, the EPA allows what they consider to be “safe […] Read More


What is Reverse Osmosis?

reverse osmosis system

Reverse osmosis is a popular option for purifying your water, but what exactly is accomplished by this process and how does it work? Reverse osmosis uses a semi-permeable membrane to filter out contaminants. In other words, the water passes through a number of miniscule pores that are big enough for the water molecules, but not […] Read More


Is Fluoride in my Water Bad for me?

fluoride in tap water

Water fluoridation is a controversial issue, even moreso than chlorination. That’s because the body of evidence suggesting fluoridation is harmful is somewhat smaller. That said, there is still evidence pointing to the fact that fluoride is not good for us and it’s something that the media and lawmakers should be looking at instead of ignoring. […] Read More


Review of the SteriPEN Traveler

steripen traveler review

The SteriPEN Traveler Handheld UV Water Purifier is a great option for travelers. It operates without using chemicals like chlorine or iodine, it’s easy to use, and if you install the right batteries (NiMH rechargeables), it is the most cost effective option as well. Before checking out the video demonstration and review below, it is […] Read More


Is Chlorine in my Water Bad for me?

is chlorinated tap water harmful?

First of all, let’s look at why chlorine is in your tap water. Chlorine’s presence in our water supply is due to its disinfectant properties. Chlorine kills bacteria and viruses that would otherwise make us sick. Without it, we would be drinking unsafe water. The amount of chlorine in tap water in the developed world […] Read More

aquasana shower filter review

There are many shower water filter systems on the market. There are several things to look for if you are planning on purchasing one. You want a water filter that is easy to install and durable, and you also want one that is going to purify your water. Some shower water filter systems will simply […] Read More


PUR DS-1800Z 2-Stage Water Dispenser Review

PUR DS 1800Z water filter

We are big fans of the PUR DS-1800Z Water Dispenser. When it comes to form and function, this product is close to flawless. It does most of the heavy lifting that you expect from a water filter, while also being convenient and well designed for storage in your refrigerator. It’s also easy to use. After […] Read More

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