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Friday, March 30, 2012
Tap water is safe enough to drink by most peoples’ standards, so why do some people find it so important to use water filters for drinking water? This is a question often asked by those who have never really looked into what really goes into the water they drink. It is often the case that once people know a little more about what really comes out of their faucet they immediately begin looking into water filters.

What is in your water that makes water filters for drinking water necessary

Faucet water is deemed drinkable by the water companies, and yet, independent studies have often found unregulated contaminants on various occasions. This is argument enough to spend a few dollars a month on water filters for drinking water. In addition to this, those who drink bottled water might be surprised to know that not all of it comes from the waterfalls depicted on the logo. Bottled water has also been found, in some cases, to simply be tap water that may have passed through additional filtration.




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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
While most tap water is safe for consumption by humans, there are still arguments about how safe it is. Many contaminants have been found in our water supply over the years, ranging from arsenic to fluoride, and these have been shown to be harmful in large quantities, so it is always best to be on the safe side and install a system to filter fluoride and other harmful elements out.

The best way to filter fluoride out of drinking water

Some people will decide instead to rely on buying bottled water from their local store to use as their main drinking water source. A major downside of this is the cost, with some studies claiming that this can be as much as 300% the cost of installing a filter system to the main water supply. Another problem is that some bottled water is not as pure as it seems, meaning that the original problem is still present. The best way to make sure the water supply is as safe as it can be is to install a system to filter fluoride and other harmful elements out.




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Thursday, March 22, 2012
When reaching for a glass of water, the last thing anyone would consider is that within the transparent liquid lies a selection of nasty contaminants. This, however, is the case, with many chemicals and foreign materials leaking into the water we drink, and many more being intentionally put in there by water companies. While this is measured regularly and ruled as safe to drink, it is a legitimate concern for those who care about their health. The Seychelle water filter has the capacity to remove chlorine, silt, various pathogens, fluoride  and dissolved solids from drinking water.

How the Seychelle water filter can improve taste

Not only is the Seychelle water filter good for removing the elements that we can’t see, but it can also improve the taste that we can notice. Although faucet water has a very subtle taste that is often overlooked by most seasoned palettes, the bad taste of the water becomes immediately apparent when compared with a glass of freshly filtered Seychelle water.





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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Filtering tap water is important to many families all over the country. While water that comes from the faucet is classed as safe to drink, it often has high levels of contaminants that can impair the taste and even create potentially harmful effects in the body. Using something such as a Multipure water filter can reduce the risks caused by these impurities and can also bring peace of mind to families.

Using a Multipure water filter instead of buying bottled water

Many people will drink bottled water throughout the day without really thinking about alternative ways to get fresh water. Over time, the cost of drinking bottled drinks versus filtering it through the faucet is known to skyrocket, meaning that those who buy their water will end up spending much more than if they simply fitted a Multipure water filter to their home plumbing. Another argument in favor of this is the fact that some bottled water is rumored to be nothing more than someone else’s filtered faucet water.






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Friday, March 16, 2012
We have been getting questioned a lot about water filters not lowering the TDS levels when tested with a TDS meter. The reason that the total dissolved solids are not showing much lower on your TDS meter is because most water filters are designed to leave the good minerals in the water such as calcium and magnesium. So the meter is reading these minerals.

The only way to remove hard water (calcium and magnesium) is with a water softener, reverse osmosis and water distillers, but please note a water softener will not lower TDS’s either as it removes the calcium and magnesium ions that cause hard water, but the ions are replaced with equal number of sodium or potassium ions. So the overall TDS is unchanged.

Reverse osmosis water filters and distillers will lower the TDS levels as they remove the calcium and magnesium from the water. So when purchasing water filters do not expect them to lower your TDS levels much unless it is stated by the manufacturer that it lowers the TDS levels. We have seen people on forums and reviews bashing manufacturer’s products because of this issue. I just believe it is because the customer just doesn’t understand the filtering process stated above. 

“Stop using the TDS (total dissolved solids) meter as the only measurement of water quality. Disinfection Byproducts like Trihalomethanes, Volatile Organic Compounds, METHYL tertiary-butyl ether, chlorine, chloramines, cysts and lead are the primary contaminants to Public Water Systems. They have no impact on the conductivity of the water. Yet these do not register on a TDS meter. And public water systems primarily supply from surface water that tends to have low TDS levels.” ( Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine, March 2009, page 42 )






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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A fluoride filter helps to filter out this element from tap water before it is consumed. Fluoride is put in some municipal water supplies, as it can help keep healthy and strong teeth, but in larger quantities it actually damages the enamel and makes teeth more fragile. The water pumped through homes is thought to contain less than the legal maximum limit of 4 mg/l for fluoride, but this is still more than most dentists recommend the average adult has on a daily basis.

The types of fluoride filter available

There are many different types of fluoride filter, from countertop devices which fit to the faucet to under sink components which fit to the plumbing out of sight, and create a system that cannot be heard or seen, but that works perfectly. There are even pitchers which have a fitted unit on top to filter the water as it trickles into the main jug section for pouring.




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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Using a water filter in the home doesn’t need to be time consuming. Under sink water filters allow people in any size home the benefits of freshly filtered water without having to mess with buying bottle water or have a countertop filter cluttering your counter. The installation is quick, meaning that those with little or no plumbing knowledge can purchase and fit the filter with ease.

What does an under sink water filter actually do?

Tap water is known to contain fluoride, chlorine and even arsenic, which are known in large qualities to have potentially damaging effects on health. While the water department claims that these are within safe levels in our tap water, it is still a valid concern for many Americans. An under sink water filter can catch these contaminants before they come out of the faucet, leaving only fresh and delicious water that is refreshing without having any of the risks of unfiltered water.





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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
When people drink a glass of water from their kitchen faucet they do not imagine that it could be doing them any harm. The fact is that tap water contains several contaminants that, in large quantities, could be harming the body. One of these contaminants is arsenic. This is a naturally occurring element which has always been found in water supplies, and can be reduced and even eliminated by using an arsenic filter.

Is bottled water cheaper than using an arsenic filter?

In large quantities, buying bottled water can be as much as thirty times more expensive than using a decent filter to combat the occurrence of arsenic. Bottled water is also known, in some instances, to be derived from tap water by filtering it. This means that those buying bottles of water could be getting no extra benefits from their investment. The best option by all accounts is to use an arsenic filter.





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Friday, March 2, 2012
What is the difference between the Seychelle water filters? Seychelle has 4 different water filter types they offer. There is the regular filter, the standard filter the advanced filter and the radiological filter.

The regular filter is meant to be used with municipal chlorinated water as it will not remove giardia, cryptosporidium or E-Coli.

The Seychelle standard water filter can be used with any water source including lakes, streams and ponds. It will remove 99.99% of bacteria’s and other contaminants from the water.

The Seychelle advanced water filter removes everything that the standard does except it will remove 99.9999% of bacteria’s and viruses as it also has an EPA approved iodinated resin in it.

They also just come out with a radiological filter that will filter everything the standard filter will plus  100% of Radiological Contaminants such as Gross Beta, Radon 222, Radium 226, Plutonium, Uranium, Strontium, Cesium 137 and Radioactive Iodine 131.

They will also reduce about 85% of fluoride. You can go to our Seychelle water filter page to read more about Seychelle water filters and what contaminates they will reduce if you scroll down the page you will find test results. 





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