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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

If the water you cook with or drink requires filtering, what sense does it make to shower in the same tap water? Now, if you've already put in a filter for your kitchen, or if you have resorted to consuming bottled water, you could have overlooked putting in a shower filter so that you could be sure you are bathing with very clean water.

Shower filters are easy to install on shower heads, filtering an abundance of difference contaminants existing in tap water. Chlorine is a major contaminant in your shower water. Fortunately, a shower filter can easily remove this dangerous chemical. A hot shower produces heat which vaporizes chlorine and chloramine. Because chlorine is easily absorbed through the skin or inhaled in air, people with asthma are especially prone to having breathing difficulties.
This could also make your hair as well as skin very dry, and it is related to weak hair as well as skin irritation. In regions with high levels of chlorine in the water source, you may feel fatigued after your shower, as the chlorine has bonded with other chemicals, creating chloroform. If this is indeed the case, then the shower filter is needed to make the shower water safe to use.

Also, there exist many other contaminants that a lot of people do not think about, as they cannot be seen by the human eye. Heavy metals, sediment, and bacteria can all be found in tap water. Different contaminants in the water you use could be as dangerous, however you may not even realize they exist, until you filter them out and discover how much better your skin and hair feel. Even high-end car washes filter water to prevent leaving residue on car windows. Why would you want this same contaminated residue left on your body? The shower filter will take out these contaminants from the water supply.

There are many dangers to showering without using a shower filter. Contaminants do get absorbed in the body through drinking water, as well as absorption through the skin and inhaling vaporized air when showering. A hot shower opens your pores as it vaporizes contaminants, causing absorption through the skin. As a result, exposure to harmful contaminants may be greater when showering than when actually drinking water. The shower filter will eliminate them, leaving you with a source of clean and healthy water to use.

Selecting a pH balanced shower filter will help maintain your skin. You can get them in all sorts of different styles, and it is easy to find massaging shower heads and hand-held sprayers. You may discover a shower filter that fits your needs, at least in terms of style and features. Filtered water is critical for your health, however it needs to be convenient for it to be used. After you have put in a shower filter, you will use the shower as you normally would use it, requiring no change in your schedule to receive the benefits of showering in very clean water.

by: Chris Tracey

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

If you are looking for a quality countertop water filtration system then you should look in to getting a Crystal Quest countertop filter. Crystal Quest uses the latest technology in the water filtration industry. All of their water filters including the countertop water filtration systems are made with NSF certified filtration media, components, parts and materials.

You can get a Crystal Quest countertop water filtration system to fit your filtration needs, as they come with 6 stages, 7 stages or 8 stages of filtration. They have KDF 55, KDF 85, coconut shell carbon, ion exchange resin Medias in them. They also have 1 micron filter pads, 5 micron filter cartridge and solid carbon block cartridge, all depending what countertop system you purchase.

You can also get a Crystal Quest countertop water filtration system to remove fluoride, bacteria and arsenic. These filters will remove hundreds of other contaminants also, as you can get them with the fluoride cartridge, ceramic cartridge or arsenic cartridge plus a 6 stage cartridge and solid carbon block cartridge to remove hundreds of contaminants all depending if you purchase the 6 stage, 7 stage or 8 stage systems.

by: Chris Tracey

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
If you are always on the move and is looking for ways in which you can supply yourself with safe and pure drinking water, the Crystal Quest portable reverse osmosis filter is an ideal choice for your requirements. However, the Crystal Quest portable reverse osmosis filter can also be of immense use if you simple want to use it for your filtration needs at home. The portable reverse osmosis process of filtration is an extremely effective method of filtration that manages to purify water even if it is highly contaminated. The portable reverse osmosis filters that came into being in the 50s have become extremely popular as a household purification system.

How does the portable reverse osmosis filter work?

The portable reverse osmosis technology is quite interesting. The system uses water pressure to purify the water. A semi-permeable membrane is used to trap the contaminants to let the purified water pass to the other side. In reverse osmosis, the liquid in a living cell flows from the high concentration area to a lower concentration area, till a balance between the two areas is reached.

For maximum purification, the Crystal Quest portable reverse osmosis filters allow the water to pass through ten stages of filtration. The system does not always require electricity to purify the water. Often gravity is used to push the water from one stage of filtration to another. Thus, the filter is very useful for rural areas, though people residing in urban areas find the filters extremely cost effective and functional too.

Advantages of purchasing the portable reverse osmosis filters

The fact that the Crystal Quest portable reverse osmosis filters are portable makes it easy to use and extremely handy. It is a boon for people working in remote areas, like the army, navy and people related to social services. They can carry and use the portable reverse osmosis filters anywhere to purify their water, thus eliminating contaminants like lead, pesticides and bacteria in their drinking water. In places where electricity is not always available, the portable reverse osmosis filters that can function without power are a god-send.

The Crystal Quest portable reverse osmosis filters can easily be attached to the faucet or on a suspended hookup system. A countertop filter with portable reverse osmosis technology is compact in size, economical and can produce 50 to 100 gallons of water per day. However, the fact that the portable reverse osmosis filters produce too much water can sometimes result in water being wasted.

Finally, a portable reverse osmosis filter is an ideal choice not only because it produces excellent water but also because it can purify any kind of water, be it seawater or water from the river. Some portable reverse osmosis filters also have UV light purification system, thus making the system doubly effective. This makes the portable reverse osmosis filters very useful for places where the water supply is too full of contaminants.

by: Chris Tracey

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Monday, September 21, 2009
Crystal Quest has many different types of whole house water filters, what you will need all depends on what contaminants you are trying to remove from your water. Here I am going to talk about the difference between the 8 stage triple 20” whole house water filter and the 8 stage triple 20” heavy duty whole house water filters.

The 20” Crystal Quest 8 stage whole house water filters have 8 stages of filtration and 3 cartridges the cartridges are 20 inches by 2.5 inches. The first cartridge is a 5 micron sediment cartridge to remove dirt, sand and any other un-dissolved particles.

The second cartridge has 6 stages of filtration it has two one micron filter pads to remove silt, sediment, cyst (Giardia, Cryptosporidium), sand, rust, dirt, and other un-dissolved matter, it also has KDF 55 and KDF 85 media to remove or reduce chlorine, heavy metals, hydrogen sulfide. It also has coconut shell carbon to remove or reduce chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and other chemical contaminants. Then there is an ion-exchange resin to further remove or reduce heavy metals and water hardness.

The third cartridge is a coconut shell solid carbon cartridge for removing volatile organic carbon compounds (VOC's, insecticides, pesticides and industrial solvents)

The Crystal Quest 20” whole house water filters will provide you with 160,000 gallons of contaminant free water. It has a flow rate of 4-6 gallons per minute.

Crystal Quest 20” 8 Stage Heavy Duty Whole House Water Filter

The Crystal Quest 20” 8 Stage Heavy Duty Whole House Water Filter also has 8 stages of filtration and three cartridges but the cartridges are 20 inch by 5 inches. It has all the same media except were the 20 inch by 2.5 inch has an ion-exchange media the heavy-duty has ceramic balls instead of the ion-exchange media for removing bacteria like E. Coli, Fecal coli form, Salmonella, Streptococcus, and cysts (Cryptosporidium, Giardia) and sediment.

Also the Crystal Quest Heavy-Duty Whole House Water Filter will provide you with 300,000 gallons of contaminant free water and has a flow rate of 7 to 9 gallons per minute.

So the differences are as follows:

Heavy-duty whole house

1. Cartridges are 20” by 5”
2. Have ceramic balls instead of ion-exchange resin
3. Filtering capacity is 300,000 gallons
4. Flow rate is 7 to 9 gallons per minute

20” by 2.5” Whole House Water Filters

1. Cartridges are 20” by 2.5”
2. Has ion-exchange resin instead of ceramic balls
3. Filtering capacity is 160,000 gallonsFlow rate is 4 to 6 gallons per minute

by: Chris Tracey

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Q. How long does the CQE-CT-00133 fluoride filter system last?
A. 10,000 gallons 1 to 3 years.

Q. Can the countertop filters be backwashed?
A. No, you can rinse the cartridges if you want to.

Q. How long does a disposable countertop filter system last?
A. Approximately 10,000 gallons recommend replacement every 1 to 3 years.

Q Why does my water smell or taste like fish?
A. It is due to the hardness of your water. The lime in your water is turning into calcium bicarbonate due to the KDF in the filter. It can be fixed by running water through the system for 5 minutes on, 5 minutes off, repeat 3 times and time is important. If that doesn’t work you will need a GAC cartridge to replace the multi stage cartridge.

Q. Are the replacement cartridges standard size, like the cartridges at the hardware store?
A. They are a standard size of 2 1/2" x 10". Center hole is approximately 1/2".

Q What if I live in another country and have different type of faucet?
A. You can order the CDV-1 CQE-PT-03015 interchangeable adaptor to make your faucet work with the countertop system.

Q. How long does the 6 stage countertop fluoride filter last versus the 7 and 8 stage countertop fluoride filters?
A. The 6 stage countertop will filter 2,000 - 2,500 gallons, where as the 7 and 8 stage countertop fluoride will filter 10,000 gallons.

Q. Does the countertop filter systems remove bacteria?
A. Only if it has and ultrafiltration, or ceramic cartridge other wise you would need a UV filter.

Q. Are the Crystal Quest Countertop filters NSF certified?
A. Crystal Quest uses NSF certified filtration media, parts, components and materials.

Q. What size tubing do the Countertop filters use?
A. They use ¼ inch tubing.

by: Chris Tracey

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Crystal Quest fluoride water filters are an excellent choice if you want to remove fluoride and other contaminants from your drinking water. You can purchase one that has 6 stages, 7 stages or 8 stages of filtration.

What are the differences between the three systems?

The single canister 6 stage systems has 1 cartridge that has KDF 55, KDF 85, 2 one micron filter pads, coconut shell carbon and a media to reduce fluorides below 0.5 PPM. This system has a filtering capacity of 2,500 to 5,000 of great tasting contaminant free water.

The double canister 7 stage fluoride filter systems have two filter cartridges the first cartridge has the fluoride removing media in it and the second cartridge has a KDF 55, KDF 85, coconut shell carbon, 2 micron filter pads and instead of the fluoride removing media like the single canister filter it has an ion-exchange resin to reduce heavy metals and water hardness, as it has one whole cartridge for removing fluoride.

The three canister 8 stage fluoride filter systems has the same cartridges as the double 7 stage fluoride filters and also a coconut shell solid carbon cartridge for even more filtration. The 7 stage and 8 stage fluoride filters have a filtering capacity of 10,000 gallons of contaminant free water.

You can get Crystal Quest Fluoride Water Filters in the countertop version or the under sink version. You can also get the countertop version with a stainless steel finish.

You can get the 6 stage fluoride filter for around $86.00 and the replacement cartridges are around $54.00 the cartridge should last about 6 months that is about .30 cents a day for contaminant free water.

The 7 stage fluoride filter system is around $113.95 and the fluoride replacement cartridge is around $54.00 and the 6 stage cartridge is around $54.00. The cartridges will last 10,000 gallons 1 to 3 years. If they only last 1 year that is .30 cents a day for great tasting contaminant free water.

The 8 stage fluoride filter is around $127.95 and the fluoride replacement cartridge is $54.00, the 6 stage cartridge is $54.00 and the carbon block cartridge is $18.50. The cartridges will last about 10,000 gallons 1 to 3 years. So you will enjoy great tasting contaminant free water for around 0.35 cents per day.

by: Chris Tracey

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Q. What size are the shower filter and the size of the end that screws to the pipe?
A. Shower filter input size 1/2", filter size 8" x 3".

Q. Does Crystal Quest shower filters remove fluoride?
A. Shower filters won’t remove fluoride; you will need whole house for that.

Q. How often should I reverse the Crystal Quest shower filter cartridge?
A. Shower filters should be reversed at least every 2 months; it keeps contaminants cleaned out and backwashes the filter keeping it from channeling for a better filtration process.

Q. Will bacteria be removed with the use of a shower filter?
A. Yes, hot water kills bacteria

Q. How much chlorine is removed with the Crystal Quest Bath Ball?
A. 90% or better, the slower you run the water through the bath ball the better the results.

Q. How much chlorine does the Crystal Quest Shower Filters Remove?
A. Around 95% of chlorine is removed.

Q. What media does Crystal Quest Shower Filters have in them?
A. They have KDF 55, KDF 85 and coconut shell carbon.

Q. How long will the Crystal Quest Shower Filters last?
A. They will last about a year depending on how bad your water is.

Q. Will my shower head fit on the shower filter?
A. Yes standard shower heads will fit on your shower filter.

Q. How long will the Crystal Quest Bath Ball last?
A. They will last about 1 year (200 baths)

by: Chris Tracey

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Monday, September 14, 2009
Reverse osmosis is often referred to as the most effective method of filtering your water. These filters have a reputation for being able to treat water of very poor quality.It can remove lead, heavy metals, bacteria, chemicals, chlorine, pesticides, and other contaminates. Reverse osmosis was developed in the 1950’s as a way to make sea water safe to drink, but today it is mainly used for household drinking water. During the reverse osmosis process, the water passes through a semi-permeable membrane that only allows pure water to pass through, trapping contaminants on the other side of the filter membrane.

These sophisticated filters can clean the water wherever you are, making even sea water safe to use. Portable reverse osmosis filters are often used by the military or other governmental operations. They have also been sent overseas to developing nations where areas lacking electricity are in need of safe drinking water.

Although reverse osmosis filters are mainly used in homes and other buildings, a portable reverse osmosis filter can be a good choice for many applications. They require no pumps, or even electricity instead relying on gravity to push the water through the filter.

However, portable reverse osmosis filters also have many important applications for individuals. For example, you can carry a portable reverse osmosis filter when traveling to areas where the local water supply is polluted or contaminated. If you are planning to travel overseas, you have probably heard horror stories of vacationers getting sick after drinking the local water. For this reason, it is a smart choice to carry a lightweight and compact portable reverse osmosis unit if you will be traveling for an extended period. They are also a good solution if you enjoy camping or other wilderness ideas; water from streams, lakes, and other sources may have bacteria or other contaminants that you can avoid by using a portable reverse osmosis filter.

If you plan to use a portable reverse osmosis unit to filter tap water, be sure to find one that will filter other contaminants often found in the residential water supply. Reverse osmosis filters are very effective at removing bacteria and similar contaminants, but you’ll need one that can filter out lead, iron, chlorine, and other contaminants. Reverse osmosis filters consist of a filter to trap larger particles like sentiment and rust. Then, the water passes through a filter with smaller holes to catch smaller contaminants, as well as a carbon filter for chemicals, chlorine, metal, and fluorides, among many other products in your water.

by: Chris Tracey

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Crystal Quest Heavy-Duty 8 Stage Whole House Water Filter is a high quality water filter. Water travels through 8 stages of filtration to reduce or remove most contaminants found in drinking water.

This whole house water filter has KDF 55, KDF 85, coconut shell carbon, ceramic balls and 1 micron filter pads, to remove or reduce bacteria, chlorine, heavy metals, chemical contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and hundreds more.

The Crystal Quest 8 Stage Heavy -Duty Whole House Water Filter will provide you with 300,000 gallons of contaminant free water. The flow rate is 7 to 9 gallons per minute

Crystal Quest whole house water filters are made of PVC plastic for water only applications and will not leach any thing harmful into your water. The replacement cartridges are used of # 5 poly propylene and the media is all natural.

Crystal Quest has been manufacturing water filtration products for more than 30 years. They also use NSF certified filtration media, components, parts and materials. All of Crystal Quests water filters are made in the USA.

There is a 30 day money back guarantee and a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Learn more about the Crystal Quest 8 Stage Heavy-Duty Whole House Water Filter

by: Chris Tracey

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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Is your drinking water free from lead? Do not panic if you think it is not. If the water you use contains lead and is unsafe, then here are some handy tips to get rid of it.

Lead is a powerful neurotoxin that accumulates in your body and causes blood and brain disorder. As lead is very often found in drinking water, think about the real harm it can do to the health of your family and you. Babies and children are the major victims of lead poisoning and research says that nearly 10% to 20% children in the world face harmful lead content in drinking water.

How can you purify the water from lead content?

Now, once you are sure of the fact that your water contains lead; you drastically want to get rid of it, is it not? Well the easy tips, which will help in your endeavor are as follows:

Before you purify the water of lead contaminants, you must first find out whether it really contains lead or not. Then you must hunt the source of lead in your water. You can do it by hiring a licensed water contractor, who will check your well or water pump. Once the source is identified, you should try to remove it.

One of the most common methods of water purification is boiling. However, when you want to purifying water from lead do not apply this method. When you boil water, it evaporates and as the water content becomes less, it increases the level of lead content in it. In that case, how do you get lead-free water? A simple and cost effective method of doing this is by flushing out the water system before using it. After flushing, you can get somewhat lead free drinking water for your family.

However, the best and most effective scientific method you can take advantage of, is by acquiring a filter for your home. Filters come with several forms - reverse osmosis filters, distillation filters, carbon filters and others. Make sure to choose one that best suits your budget and requirement.

Are you lead poisoned? Find out yourself

Sluggish responses and weakness in your child can be early signs of lead poisoning. Are you suffering from short temper, insomnia, constipation, lack of appetite or unusual cramps? Then don’t neglect yourself! Visit a doctor immediately to verify whether you are lead poisoned. Among several dangerous effects of lead poisoning, causing anemia, damaging male reproductive system, wrecking the nervous system and activating brain disorder are the prominent ones.

How to be cautious and stop lead poisoning in your family

Corroded water pipes can be a potential source of lead poisoning. If your drinking water comes through an old, corroded pipe don’t take any chances, just change it. The component of your water system can also cause lead poisoning like service connections, solder and brass fixtures that constitute your water system can bring in lead content in the water you consume.
As “prevention is better than cure,” and lead poisoning affects children the most, finding the root to the cause and getting rid of lead poisoning is utterly necessary.

by: Chris Tracey

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crystal Quest Shower Filters us a KDF media and coconut shell carbon to remove chlorine and other contaminants from your shower water. KDF is an ion-exchange resin it converts chlorine into an environmentally safe and harmless soluble chlorine.

The KDF media also reduces trace heavy metals, hydrogen sulfide, odors and rust water in the Crystal Quest shower filters. KDF media also inhibits the growth of bacteria in the shower filter such as algae, mold and such.

The coconut shell carbon in the Crystal Quest shower filters absorbs chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and other chemical contaminants. Carbon is a great media if used with KDF media in a shower filter. You would not want to purchase a shower filter with just carbon in it as it will exhaust very fast as you can not get enough carbon in such a small cartridge.

Unlike with drinking water filters carbon is an excellent media for drinking water as there is a lot more media in the cartridges and the water has more contact time with the carbon.

You can get Crystal Quest shower filters in white or chrome with a shower head or without. You can also get a handheld or a handheld combo shower filter that has a valve to switch from the regular shower filter to the hand held shower filter.

Crystal Quest shower filters have a filtration capacity of around 1 year depending on how bad your water is. So treat your self and your family with a Crystal Quest shower filter so you can say goodbye to dry skin and hair, from all that chlorine striping your natural oils from your skin and hair.

You also won’t be breathing in toxic chlorine fumes or absorbing them through you skin that goes into your blood stream and can cause major health problems including cancer. Learn more about chlorine in your water

by: Chris Tracey

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Are you aware about the massive ill effect bacteria can have on your health? If not, then here are some important facts about bacteria in drinking water. The first thing that you need to know is what bacteria are? Well, bacteria are water contaminants found in your drinking water. It is the main cause of many infectious diseases. However, you don’t need to worry even if your water is not bacteria free. Here are some handy tips to help you find if you have bacteria in your drinking water and ways to remove them.

Types of bacteria

Bacteria are of two types - coliform bacteria, found in animal and human wastes and iron bacteria, which is indicative of a reddish-brown tinge on your water fixtures.

What are the diseases that can be caused by bacteria?

If you consume drinking water containing bacteria in it then you are prone to many diseases like, typhoid, cholera, hepatitis, giardiasis and dysentery.

How can you get safe, bacteria-free water?

Now that you are aware of the serious health hazards of drinking water that contains bacteria, you must undertake steps to remove it. Well before purifying, you first have to find out whether your water contains bacteria at all. To do this, one indicator can be the reddish-brown tinge on your water fixtures. If the tinge is present, you can be certain that your water supply is infected with this contaminant and you can now process to the methods that shall aid you in removing them from water.

An old and common method of water purification is boiling. This is an effective method to kill the harmful bacteria in your water. Or else you can use ultraviolet filters to remove bacteria from water. Iodine can also be mixed into water to kill bacteria present in it. But iodine consumption is not healthy, therefore you have to use a carbon filter thereafter to remove the iodine from the drinking water.

Shock chlorination method is another effective method used to purify water by removing bacteria. It is a simple method that involves adding large amount of chlorine to the water and holding it in the water system for 12 to 24 hours. Then the water is flushed out and it becomes safe for consumption. This full process is called shock chlorination.

Few other effective water purification methods are microfiltration, disinfection, ultrafiltration, chemical oxidation. However, among these the most effective method of water purification is reverse osmosis, which is said to kill 99% of the total bacteria content of the water.

Be cautious and stop being contaminated

In order to stay immune to any of the water-borne diseases caused due by bacteria, you must take some important measures at the preliminary stage. Try to avoid consuming water from springs and wells, because they are found to be largely bacteria contaminated. If you are planning to build a well, get a pitless well adapter, with a proper casing and a hygienic cap.
Purify the water before consuming it and prevent your family from falling ill due to water-borne diseases, caused by bacteria contamination in it. Drink clear water and live healthy.

by: Chris Tracey

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Friday, September 4, 2009
Portable Reverse Osmosis Systems are a convenient filtration system especially if you camp or travel a lot, as it is compact and it is very easy to hook up and un-hook to your water supply. They are also great if you live in an apartment or dorm room were you can’t hook a permanent reverse osmosis system up.

The Crystal Quest Portable Reverse Osmosis System has 10 stages of filtration. Water passes through KDF55, KDF 85, coconut shell carbon and an ion-exchange resin to remove hundreds of contaminants. Water also flow through four 1 micron filter pads to remove un-dissolved matter.

Then you have the reverse osmosis membrane that takes out most all contaminants out of your drinking water. Like fluoride, lead, arsenic, and hundreds of contaminants.

The Crystal Quest portable Reverse Osmosis System is very easy to hook up all you do is take your existing aerator off your faucet and screw the diverter valve on in place of it. Then you can switch from filtered water or un-filtered water.

All you need is 20 psi for the Crystal Quest Portable Reverse osmosis System to work. The multi stage cartridge will last about 3 years the carbon cartridge will last about 2 years and the reverse osmosis membrane will last about 4 years.

Is Reverse Osmosis Water Good For You?

Reverse Osmosis Systems take out the bad contaminants and also take out the good minerals you need to survive like ionized calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium ion. But with the Crystal Quest Portable Reverse Osmosis System we have a solution to that.

There is an optional cartridge that can be added on to you Crystal Quest portable reverse osmosis system. It is a Crystal Quest natural (Alkalinize) ionizer, mineralize and oxidation cartridge. This cartridge adds all of those good minerals back into the water so you still receive all the good minerals that you need to stay healthy.

by: Chris Tracey

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Have you ever imagined that the chlorine that you use for purifying water can be harmful for your health? Well do not be shocked. There are some remedies to tackle this problem. Chlorine is commonly used for removing bacteria or harmful chemicals that accumulates in your water distribution system. However, when it mixes up with other natural elements in the water it may form harmful toxins called trihalomethanes, which is extremely harmful for human health.

Some harmful diseases caused by chlorine

While on one hand, you use chlorine to save yourself from different health hazards, on the other hand, you become prone to other severe ailments like, asthma, bladder cancer, heart problem and eczema due to repetitive consumption of chlorinated water.

Too much of chlorine intake can also be the cause of cancer in your liver, stomach, colon and rectum. Some other chronic diseases are also the cause of chlorine intake, like anemia, high blood pressure, etc. There are several evidences of miscarriages in pregnant woman due to chlorine consumption. Skin problem and severe hair loss can be the consequence of chlorine poisoning too, because chlorine reduces protein content in your body.

So how do you purify water without using chlorine?

Considering the extremely dangerous diseases that are caused by chlorine, you would undoubtedly want to get rid of it. Since chlorine is the universally accepted purifier for water, you are sure to find it in water supply, therefore you don’t need to apply any method to check if your water has it. So, how can you consume your water excluding the chlorine from it? Researchers have found out that Ozone can be used as an alternative to chlorine for water purification. In spite of knowing this remedy, only few Canadian and European cities have been able to implement the method.

So how do you purify the water if you do not stay in any of these places? Here are some easy ways to do it.

Using an effective filtration system for your home can be an easy and cost effective alternative for you to purify it. Buying a carbon filter can be a smart option, as not only does it helps to remove chlorine content from your water, but also removes other harmful elements. However, be sure to buy it from an authentic dealer in order to avoid taking chances. The good thing about carbon filters is that they also remove the pungent smell and bad taste of chlorinated water, thus making it fit for drinking.

Remember that chlorinated water can affect your health even if you do not consume it. It enters your body after being absorbed by the pores on your skin. Thus, to make sure that you are not affected by the contaminant, install a filtration system in your bath too.

Finally, be cautioned that though chlorine is a government approved water purifier; do not take chances with your precious health. Get your water doubly disinfected by even removing the chlorine in it.

by: Chris Tracey

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Rainshowr CQ-1000 shower filters use KDF 55 to reduce free chlorine of 90% or more.

Rainshow’r shower filters also have quartz crystals in them to energize the water to reduce the water’s surface tension so you will notice much better lathering and sudsing.

You can get them with no head or with a Whedon fixed action head or an Amcor massage action shower head.

Rainshow’r shower filters are made of high strength plastic so they will last for years. The replacement cartridges last 6 to 9 months and cost $24.95 that’s less than $50.00 a year to be able to shower in chlorine free water.

They are NSF/ANSI certified to #177 for the reduction of chlorine. The filter housing is warranted for 1 year and the cartridge for 90 days.

Rainshowr also has a recycling service all you do is send the used cartridge back to them and they recycle it. It costs you a little bit to ship it back to them but it is keeping all those used cartridges out of our land fills.

Rainhowr also have a bath ball for all you bath enthusiasts it also uses KDF and quartz crystals and filters for 200 baths.

So now you and your family can take showers or baths and not have to worry about breathing all those toxic chlorine fumes or absorbing chlorine through your skin.

No more dry skin and damaged hair do to the chlorine striping the natural oils from your skin and hair. You will notice a difference with just a couple showers.


by: Chris Tracey

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You all know that pharmaceuticals are meant to promote health and well-being, but they can do just the opposite. In fact, recent studies have proved that various pharmaceuticals are present in your drinking water, which can jeopardize health. These new class of water contaminants and pollutants consist of drugs like antibiotics, anti-depressants, seizure medication, birth control pills, pain killers, cancer treatments, tranquilizers and cholesterol-lowering compounds. If the water contaminated with these traces of pharmaceuticals is consumed, then definitely it will cause more harm than good to the human body.

The fact that pharmaceuticals are present in drinking water came into notice some ten years ago in Europe when German environmental scientists found Clofibric Acid in ground water under a German water treatment plant. Soon more evidences that pharmaceuticals like phenazone, fenofibrate and analgesics such as ibuprofen and diclofenac are present in groundwater came out. In US, an Associated Press investigation shows that pharmaceuticals that include antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones are found in drinking water supplies of almost 41 million Americans.

The concentration of the drugs in the water might be low - however, the scientists are worried about the long-term consequences on human health.

What are the sources of pharmaceuticals contamination in underground water?

The pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and other medical facilities are the prime sources of pharmaceutical contaminants in ground water. In addition, the households are also a major contributor of the pharmaceuticals contamination in water through disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilets. The human excreta may contain numerous incompletely metabolized medicines, which can pass through the sewage treatment facilities into the waterways and lakes.

The other sources of pharmaceutical contamination in underground water include farm animals through which various antibiotics and veterinary medicines enter the underground water. On the other hand, the manures that are spread on land contain pharmaceuticals that can percolate into groundwater. The personal care products are also a good contributor of pharmaceuticals in drinking water. These chemicals are active ingredients and preservatives that are found in cosmetics, toiletries or fragrances.

What are the effects of pharmaceuticals poisoning in drinking water?

Recent studies have found that the concentration of pharmaceuticals in water affects both human and wildlife enormously. Scientists are mainly worried about the long-term effects of pharmaceutical contamination. Many of these drugs may interfere with the hormone production of the human body.
Moreover, it will be a matter of concern if the antibiotics are released in drinking water as it might result in some of the very dangerous disease causing bacteria to become immune to treatment thereby resulting in excess of drug resistant diseases.

In addition, the fauna is not also spared form the threats of the pharmaceuticals in water. Presence of anti-depressants in water has been blamed for the altered sperm levels and spawning patterns from life in water.

What are the preventive measures?

Though there is no full proof way of purifying water. Charcoal filters are considered to be very effective for purification and can be used to filter both public and home drinking water.


by: Chris Tracey

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