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Remove atrazine from tap water

How to remove atrazine from tap water

30 November, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

More and more people are concerned about herbicides or more specifically how to remove atrazine from tap water. And the concern is real.

In the past year the second-most sprayed weed killer in the U.S., atrazine was detected in 27 states at 1361 different water utilities, affecting 29 million people.

In many cases the amounts were well above EPAs limit. But even if they were not it’s still a health risk.

In this article we will dwell deeper into the health risks of atrazine, how to know if you have it in your tap water and how to remove it. Or you can just skip to the summary at the end.

How dangerous / unhealthy is atrazine in … Read more…

Water Filter Comparison

PUR, Culligan, ZeroWater, Brita Water Filter Comparison

20 November, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

If you’re looking for a water filter comparison of the top brands such as PUR, Brita, TAPP, Culligan and Zerowater then look no further. We’ve tested and reviewed the top water pitchers and faucet water filters based on 7 criteria such as design, filtering capabilities, water flow, ease to install, cartridge material and yearly cost. First we look at each of these attributes and rate them and then summarize all at the end. So let’s get started with the water filter comparison. 1. Design and quality Shape and colours are subjective to measure. However, industrial design can be assessed in terms of functionality, robustness and simplicity. Based on this measure two of the filters stand out including PUR ultimate horizontal … Read more…

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TAPP vs PUR water filter

13 November, 2018 Rocio leave a comment

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 TAPP vs PUR water filters and other brands. First, we analyze the key selection criteria and then provide a summary overview at the end.

Note: This TAPP vs PUR Water Filter comparison primarily focuses on TAPP 2 and PUR Ultimate Horizontal Water Filter.

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 … Read more…

Microplastics in water

How to filter and remove microplastics from tap water

23 October, 2018 Erik leave a comment

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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Best Drinking Water Filters 2018

1 October, 2018 Erik leave a comment

What are the best water filters to buy in 2018? We list some of the top products from affordable to super expensive.

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…

remove lead from tap water

How to remove lead from tap water?

2 September, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

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 due to lead from tap water?

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 … Read more…

What does an activated carbon water filter remove?

22 August, 2018 Erik leave a comment

Active Carbon is pretty miraculous in terms of it’s abilities to remove toxins, odor and bad taste from tap water. But understanding how and when it works can be complicated and confusing.

Here’s a simple overview.

How does it work?

Activated carbon filters are small pieces of carbon, in granular or block form, that have been … Read more…

Water purifier at home

Do I need a water purifier for healthy drinking water?

17 August, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

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…

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