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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Getting a water filter for fluoride is a great idea, especially in families that have young children or who drink a lot of water from the tap. Fluoridation is something that has been happening for over 70 years, with the initial explanation that it was good for teeth and made for healthier mouths. The problem with this was that there was, even back then, an increasing amount of evidence to suggest otherwise.

Using a water filter for fluoride

Fluoridation is kept below a certain level to avoid filling the water system with too much of the chemical ion. This does not take into account the fact that there are other foods and drinks that contain the chemical, which is why fluoridation is a potentially dangerous thing. The best way to fight this and avoid any serious damage to tooth health is to use a water filter for fluoride and be cautious about eating too many things containing the element.


by: Chris Tracey

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Choosing a good home faucet filter depends a great deal on what is present in the water supply at that location. As much as water can look and taste clean, this is never fully the case, and there is likely to be arsenic, fluoride and even asbestos in even the freshest tasting tap water. The problem with unfiltered water is that it can taste perfectly normal, making these dangers even more worrying.

Who should get a faucet filter?

Investing in a faucet filter is a good idea, especially for those with weak immune systems, preexisting health conditions and young children. Most healthy adults will not have a problem with the contaminants in the water over a short period, but the risk is much more severe with those in a vulnerable health condition or with underdeveloped defenses. In some areas these can make water taste nicer too, which is another reason to invest in one.


by: Chris Tracey

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Although rarely advertised by water companies, our drinking water is full of contaminants and chemicals that are putting our health and wellbeing at risk. One of these is arsenic, which is normally used in paints and soaps. This chemical gets to the water supply through manufacturing processes for glass and electronics, and can cause skin problems, breathing problems and possibly even cancer when consumed in excess. An arsenic filter can effectively remove this tasteless and odorless element from water.

What to consider when choosing an arsenic filter

Not all filters will work for all contaminants. Things to consider are particle sizes and behavior in water as well as the methods used in the filters for removing contaminants. Reverse osmosis is one method that will remove arsenic from water, but the best way to be sure that it is being fully controlled is to use a designated arsenic filter designed for the job.  


by: Chris Tracey

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Friday, May 25, 2012
With one of the world’s most advanced countries in providing healthy living conditions, it seems like a contradiction to be recommended the use of fluoride filters for drinking water. Unfortunately, however, there is evidence to suggest that the water supplied to our homes is not as safe as we are led to believe, thanks to a suggestion in the early part of the 20th century which has remained the standard today.

How fluoridation has led to the use of fluoride filters

The addition of fluoride to water was one that was suggested many years ago and is still added to water today through the belief that it reduces cavities and tooth decay in adults and children. The problem with this is that too much fluoride can actually be a problem to the structure of teeth and bones, causing other conditions such as brittle bone disease. This is why people are recommended to use fluoride filters around the home.


by: Chris Tracey

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Drinking water is not as clear as it seems on the surface. Some people may have noticed that when they travel between states there is a different taste within the water. What most people don’t realize is that this is due to chemicals, contaminants and pollutants occurring naturally or, worse still, intentionally added by the state. Fluoridation is one such example, and illustrates the need for a water filter for fluoride.

How the water filter for fluoride works

There are different types of water filter for fluoride, but those that are purposely built for fluoride extraction in particular need a good activated alumina filter that can remove the excess contaminants, leaving behind only tasty, fresh water. It is worth checking with the Consumer Confidence Report online to see which contaminants are most prevalent in your state’s water before purchasing a filter, as different levels of filtration may be required based on the elements that need removing.


by: Chris Tracey

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Anyone thinking about getting a water filter may have seen Multi Pure water filters on the market and been interested to know more. One of the things they may not know is that these filters are one of only 5 National Sanitation Foundation certified companies that can effectively reduce PCBs from drinking water. This may not make much sense in this context, but when explained in full it makes it clear why this is the water filter to choose.

What are PCBs and how can Multi Pure water filters help?

PCBs are also known as polychlorinated biphenyls, which are also known as hydraulic fluids and inks, as well as being used in fire retardation and pesticides. These contaminants, when consumed in excess, can cause immune system problems, reproductive issues and even cancer. Although regulated in drinking water, the MultiPure water filter can remove the risks of it completely, which is a much better solution for those with health issues or young children.


by: Chris Tracey

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A healthy body needs a certain amount of fluoride to keep the bones and teeth healthy, as well as having benefits for the hair, nails and skin. Fluoride is commonly found in toothpaste, certain foods and, more surprisingly, tap water and recent studies have shown that without a device to filter the fluoride from drinking water, we may be consuming too much.

Why is it recommended to filter fluoride from our water?

Although fluoride is needed by the body, most adults already have enough of it in their daily life that they do not need to have more of it in the water they drink. For a person drinking the recommended 8 glasses of tap water a day, they could be putting their teeth and bones at risk, and the intake of the chemical could also be damaging their hair and skin too. For this reason it is always recommended to filter fluoride out of water before drinking it.


by: Chris Tracey

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Arsenic is a semi-metal element in the periodic table. It is odorless and tasteless. It enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices.


What is Arsenic used for?


Around 90% of arsenic is used for a wood preservative.  It is also used in paints, dyes, metals, drugs, soaps, and semi-conductors.


What are the Health Effects of Arsenic?


Exposure to arsenic over years or decades may cause a number of diseases like decreased production of blood cells, abnormal heart beat, damage of blood vessels, numbness in hands and feet and discoloration of the skin. Chronic arsenic poisoning is different from long term poisoning and the effects can vary from individual to individual and from one geographical location to another.
The effects of acute or short term arsenic poisoning includes oesophageal and abdominal pain, bloody "rice water" diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, weakness and flushing of the skin and in some cases even the loss of movement and sensory responses.


What are EPA's drinking water regulations for arsenic?
In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act. This law requires EPA to determine the level of contaminants in drinking water at which no adverse health effects are likely to occur. These non-enforceable health goals, based solely on possible health risks and exposure over a lifetime with an adequate margin of safety, are called maximum contaminant level goals (MCLG). Contaminants are any physical, chemical, biological or radiological substances or matter in water.

The MCLG for arsenic is zero.  EPA has set this level of protection based on the best available science to prevent potential health problems. Based on the MCLG, EPA has set an enforceable regulation for arsenic, called a maximum contaminant level (MCL), at 0.010 mg/L or 10 ppb.  MCLs are set as close to the health goals as possible, considering cost, benefits and the ability of public water systems to detect and remove contaminants using suitable treatment technologies.

The Arsenic and Clarifications to Compliance and New Source Contaminants Monitoring Final Rule, the regulation for arsenic, became effective in 2002. The Safe Drinking Water Act requires EPA to periodically review and revise contaminants, if appropriate, based on new scientific data.  The regulation for arsenic will be included in a future review cycle.
Source: http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/arsenic.cfm


How do I tell if Arsenic is in my drinking water?


If you are on municipal water they have to test for it periodically and if it is above the EPA standard they must contact you within 30 days and let you know that it is above the standards. Then they must take action to reduce the level.

If you are on private water well you can contact your health department and get your water tested for arsenic. Or you can purchase an arsenic test kit and test it yourself. As arsenic is odorless and you cannot taste it the only way to know it is present is to test for it.


How do I Remove Arsenic from my Water?


You would need an Arsenic water filter that uses a resin media in it or activated alumina media in it. Reverse Osmosis is also an effective way to remove arsenic from your drinking water.



by: Chris Tracey

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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Anyone who has entertained the thought of filtering their drinking water may have wondered the best type of filter for them. Most people who are new to the idea of water filtering buy pitcher filters that have a filter in the top reservoir and water flows through the filter into the bottom reservoir. These are effective, but are not as suitable for large households that will constantly be using and re-filling it. In bigger households it may be wiser to look into fitting a faucet filter.

The cost for a decent faucet filter

The initial price tag on faucet filter units can often be a little surprising. With units ranging from $50 to the hundreds, it can seem like a big cost for something so small. The actual fact is that these units can save a household hundreds of dollars a year on bottled water, and can also have invaluable health benefits for the family.



by: Chris Tracey

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A Seychelle water filter is one of the best tools a person can use against water contamination. Using one of these filters means that they are guarded from up to 99.99% of contaminants from four main categories including chemicals and aesthetic elements like a bad taste. Getting clean water is easier with one of these filters, and they can be bought as water filter bottles or pitcher filter or even a gravity water filter bag making it easy to keep fresh filtered water nearby at all times.

What is water like without the Seychelle water filter

The Seychelle water filter provides peace of mind when drinking faucet water, but many people do not understand the reason to use a filter on the water that comes out of their home tap. It is a common misconception that this water is already filtered adequately, and people are often shocked to learn that there are many pathogens, carcinogens and chemicals freely floating around in this ‘safe to drink’ water. This is why it is important to add another layer of protection to drinking water.


by: Chris Tracey

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Arsenic in drinking water is not something that people want to hear about. Most people drink water from their faucet believing it is pure, and find it hard to comprehend the idea that there might be harmful elements in their water. There is no need to keep drinking contaminated water as there are many arsenic filters that can help protect you na your loved ones.

What are the types of arsenic filter?

There are different types of arsenic filters that come in various forms and price ranges. The most common is a countertop filter that sits on your counter and hooks up to your existing faucet with a diverter valve to switch from filtered to un-filtered water. You can also get one that goes under your sink and hooks up to your cold water line and has its own dedicated faucet for filtered water.
You can also purchase a whole house arsenic filter; it hooks up to your main water line coming into your house. With a whole house every tap in your home will have filtered water.


by: Chris Tracey

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Monday, May 14, 2012
Fresh water should be a right not a privilege, and yet there are hundreds of contaminants that pass through our drinking water each day. Many people are unaware of the harm they could be subjecting themselves too, but with an under sink water filter they could be enjoying spring-fresh water every time they turn the tap on. More and more people are beginning to see why this is the right choice.

Be on the safe side with an under sink water filter

There are many metals, sediments and chemicals that come out of the faucet and right into our food and drink, In small doses, many of these elements have been declared safe, but debates rage on about whether this really is the case, or whether there are other reasons for these elements being present. For some people it doesn’t matter how safe their water is supposed to be, as their under sink water filter takes the worry out for them.



by: Chris Tracey

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Friday, May 11, 2012
When the health of the family is in question, someone shopping for a quality water filter might only want the best there is. This is understandable, as water filters are responsible for removing many different contaminants from the water such as lead, arsenic and VOC’s to name a few, and getting the wrong one could mean that some of these are still present in the drinking water. For those who want the best, Multipure water filters are perfect for the job.

Multipure water filters keep water cleaner

A Multipure water filter is one of the few systems that can reduce Trihalomethanes from the water system. This is a common scenario with high-end water filters, as they have better filtration that includes several stages in addition to a carbon block filter. Some areas only require the minimum level of filtration, but for those with a longer list of elements found in the water, only the best will do.



by: Chris Tracey

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Instapure was the first ever faucet filter system, invented in 1975. Since then, innovation of Instapure filters has led the industry. Instapure faucet filters are NSF/ANSI certified to standard 53 and 42 what certification depends on the model you purchase.  They come in chrome or white, the filtering capacity is 100 to 200 gallons depending what one you purchase. They all can switch from filtered water to unfiltered water.

The instapure F2 faucet filter is designed to remove chlorine from your drinking water and is NSF/ANSI certified to standard 42. The filtering capacity is 200 gallons (3 to 6 months).







The instapure F5 faucet filter Is NSF/ANSI Certified to standard 42 for the reduction of Chlorine Taste and Odor and to standard 53 for the reduction of Cysts and Lead it removes 99.99% of Microbial Cysts. The filter capacity of the F5 is also 200 gallons (3 to 6 months).  The Instapure F5 faucet filter was awarded best buy in 2009 by consumers digest.






The F8 instapure faucet filters remove more than 50 contaminants commonly found in tap water. It is also NSF/ANSI certified to standard 53 and 42 for the reduction of Chlorine taste and odor, Particles, Asbestos, Benzene, Carbofuran, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chlordane, Cysts, o-dichlorobenzene, Endrin, Ethylbenzene, Heptachlor Eepoxide, Lead at 6.5 ph, Lead at 8.5 ph, Lindane, Mercury 6.5, mercury 8.5, Methoxychlor, Monochlorobenzene, Simazine, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene, Toluene, Toxaphene, Trichloroethylene, TTHM, Turbidity, VOC's, 2,4-d, 2,4-5-TP(Silvex).

The Instapure F8 faucet filter has a filtering capacity of 100 gallons. They also have an indicator light that is green when it is filtering and flashes red when the filter needs replaced. For such a small filter the Instapure faucet filters do a great job at filtering your drinking water.


by: Chris Tracey

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
In the United States, many people still believe that they have access to clean, safe drinking water. Unfortunately, there is evidence to suggest that this is not the case, and there are many contaminates that have been proven to exist in drinking water that are likely to cause problems in large doses. Some of these are even put in by the water companies for various reasons. This is why it is often suggested to get water filters for drinking water.

How water filters for drinking water make the difference

Water filters for drinking water mean that the water gets another layer of filtration before it reaches a person’s glass. In some of the better systems this can nearly eradicate the presence of contaminants, making the water as clean as mountain filtered products. Those who have been drinking this bottled water can also feel safe drinking from the faucet once again.



by: Chris Tracey

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Monday, May 7, 2012
With spring here and the weather getting nicer you might be planning those camping, hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities. We all know we have to stay hydrated when doing all of those activities but carrying jugs of water is a hassle.

Well you don’t have to do that anymore, we have a solution for you a camping waterfilter. We offer Seychelle water filter bottles, pitcher filters and bag filters that you can use with any water source like rivers, stream and ponds.

We also have gravity camping water filters that you can set up at your camp and fill with water and let gravity do its job. You can also use them with any source water.

We also offer the Katadyn camping water filters. With the katadyn filters you pump the water out of lakes, stream or ponds or you could go with the katadyn water filter bottle.

We have a wide selection of camping water filters there is sure to be one for your water filtering needs. So no more worrying about filling up and, lugging them water jugs around.  With a camping filter you can just go to the nearest water source and have clean water to drink.

We use the seychelle Advanced water filter bottle on our Kayaking trips and love them. We can just dip our water in the river and enjoy clean bacteria free water.

Whatever outdoor activities you will be doing have fun and be safe!!


by: Chris Tracey

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Friday, May 4, 2012
Because water is transparent and ‘crystal clear’, it can give the illusion that it is free from impurities. Many people do not know that the water coming out of their faucet has potentially harmful substances in it, but the fact is that it does. The bad news is that things like fluoride are added in there on purpose by the water companies. The good news is that a fluoride water filter can help.

Can a fluoride water filter make water safer?

There is a large amount of material that debates whether or not fluoride is a good thing in water. The water companies think it helps make healthier teeth, but independent research suggests it doesn’t. Water that has been fed through a fluoride water filter tastes exactly the same as unfiltered water, so there is no argument not to use one. They can even filter out other harmful elements, which make them even more worthwhile.



by: Chris Tracey

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
For those of you that are looking for an easy and effective way to filter your water a countertop filter is the way to go. They are very easy to hook up and use and do not require a plumber.

 We have recently started carrying the Aquacera W9332220HCP countertop filter with the new ceracarb filter element in it. The CeraCarb ceramic composite water filter elements are the result of extensive research and development in ceramic filtration technology.

These elements offer the highest filtration efficiencies available from a ceramic based filter element. The CeraCarb is a ceramic composite which includes a special mix of carbon and medias which are infused throughout the filter, resulting in exceptional chemical removal capabilities, in addition to the removal of pathogenic bacteria and cysts.

They remove 99.999% of pathogenic bacteria, 100% of cryptosporidium and also reduces Chlorine, Chlormaines, COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand), Lead, Arsenic, Nitrite, Pesticides, Herbicides, VOC’s, Iron, Aluminum, THM (Trihalomethanes), PAH (Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons)

They have a filtering capacity of 1,500 gallons and are certified to NSF standard 42 and 53. They are slim and compact so they do not take up much counter space.  So if you want a countertop filter to remove bacteria and other contaminates the Aquacera countertop filter is a great choice.


by: Chris Tracey

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Without a fluoride filter, families could be exposing themselves to very serious health risks, the most obvious of which being the ingestion of fluoride. This element is found in faucet water because of the inclusion of it by local water companies. While the controversy of this goes far and deep into American water politics, the basic facts are that a few people believe fluoride helps build healthy teeth, but many new studies have shown that it harms them. No matter who is right, using a fluoride filter removes the risk of this contaminant from the water and creates better peace of mind for families.

What are the real risks of drinking water not from a fluoride filter?

Without the use of a fluoride filter, families are putting themselves at a big risk of health issues. While fluoride is known to help teeth, the amount in water is thought of as too much, and this can create problems with teeth. Some studies say this can go as far as damaging the bones in the body, which is a serious worry for those who drink unfiltered water.


by: Chris Tracey

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Many people are tricked into thinking that the water than comes out of the tap is safe to drink. Because water is clear, few people question where it comes from, or how it is treated before it reaches their glass, and this can lead to problems. Fluoride is a substance commonly found in toothpaste, and it is also added to drinking water by the water agencies as part of an initiative to maintain healthier teeth. The problem is, it’s toxic, and the only way to remove it is with a fluoride water filter.

How to fit a fluoride water filter

A fluoride water filter is easily used, as it can be fitted to the underside of the sink, the main water pipes in the house, or used as a sink top unit or free standing jug. All of these items are useful in removing the element from the water, and they can also leave water tasting delicious and fresh while being healthier to drink.


by: Chris Tracey

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