TAPP vs PUR water filter, what’s best?
Choosing the right faucet water filter can be difficult. We will help guide you through the decision of making the right choice of PUR vs TAPP water filters and other brands. First, we analyze the key selection criteria and then provide a summary overview.
What does the filter need to remove?
Most tap water in North America and Europe is considered safe to drink (referred to as potable) according to international standards. Generally, tap water is of a higher standard than bottled water thanks to strict regulation. Therefore the main reason for using a water filter is aesthetic in terms of taste and odor. The second reason to use a water filter is … Read more…
Maybe you have read lately the recent news that 93% of bottled water around the world and 92% of tap water is contaminated with microplastics. A recent report also concludes that most human poo contains microplastics and we have no idea what the impact of this is on humans.
The two studies of of bottled water and tap water by Orb Media are the largest of their kind. Orb Media analyzed 250 bottles from 9 different countries around the globe. An average of 40 plastic particles per gallon, each larger than the width of a human hair, were found in bottled water.
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In the past year interest in drinking water gathered pace. Tap water issues were reported by EWG and EPA in the US and similar organizations around Europe. Plastic pollution in our oceans and nature was elevated as a global crisis. Testing by Orbs across 4 continents even found microplastics in 83% of all tap water samples.
For many people, it was an eye-opener and interest in water filters is at an all-time high. So what is the best and most affordable way to get tasty and clean tap water?
Here’s a top list of the best water filters … Read more…
Wondering how to remove lead from tap water? Worried about lead in your drinking water and want to know what to do?*
Who is at risk?
More than 15% of households in North America and 5% in Europe have lead exposure above recommended levels according to EPA and WHO. The main reason is lead pipes and jointures in older buildings but it could also come from the municipal water delivery system as in the case of Flint, Michigan.
What is the risk?
The biggest problem is that there is no safe level of lead. Exposure is especially bad for young children who are still developing. What makes it even worse is that it’s very difficult to test for lead in tap water. … Read more…
Do you need a water purifier for healthy drinking water?
Tap water that comes from the public water supplier is highly regulated and therefore generally safe to drink in the US. But what about the tap water that comes out of your faucet? Should we worry about it.
Ageing Water Infrastructure
In North America, clean drinking water is generally available from the tap. However, the drinking water infrastructure is ageing across most states, resulting in potential loss of quality levels of the water supply and sanitation services, leakage and spilling of water and broken or blocked wastewater pipes that can cause discharge of untreated sewage into local waterways (ref 1). Some segments of the … Read more…
How could you be saving money and the planet?
This year we consumed more than 250 Bn single-use plastic bottles worldwide of which less than 10% were recycled. Americans now buy more bottled water than soda despite the fact that we have drinkable tap water.
Consumers are buying, carrying, consuming and disposing of single-use bottles. For this, they pay 500 times more than tap water. As if this wasn’t enough 90% of bottled water contains microplastics, plastic leaches into the water and our bodies get contaminated with BPA and phalates of which we don’t yet understand the long-term impact.
Furthermore, most of the plastic ends up in landfills where it breaks down into microplastics that end up in the groundwater, rivers and … Read more…
Give up bottled water and save money
Still buying bottled water or know someone that does? You’re not alone. In the US, 50 million households primarily drink bottled water spending an average of $400 per year. The problem is that it is actually less safe than bottled water* and less than 50% of bottles get recycled.
What if there was a better and cheaper solution?
Now there is. TAPP 2 is the result of 3 years research and development to create a smaller, super filtering and affordable water filter.
Is filtered water healthier than tap water and bottled water? What are the benefits of filtered water vs bottled water? We decided to compare the three and find a scientific answer to the questions. The study is based North America for the purpose of simplification but will also be valid in many other regions of the world.
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This article is an extensive piece of research. If you don’t care about all the details then fee free to skip to the conclusion at the end. Also read our shorter article about bottled water vs tap water.
Nutrients in water
Before looking at the individual sources of drinking water it’s important to … Read more…