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TDS meter: What is it and do you need it?
While some dissolved solids are bad, many dissolved solids are beneficial. Do you need a TDS meter? TDS meter
Meet the Contaminant: E. coli
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium that lives in the digestive tracts of healthy people and animals. Most types of E. coli are pretty harmless, but this bacterium should not be taken lightly, as it can cause severe damage to your body. What is Escherichia coli?
Harmful Effects of Chemicals in Water
Every day lots of nasty contaminants are literally dumped into lakes, streams, ponds, and oceans, and there have been some studies on the effects on the beings that live in these waters – but very few analyzing the effects on humans. Drugs in water harmful to fish
Is Your Tap Water Safe?
The EPA regulates over 90 contaminants found in our drinking water, but there are others that remain: pesticides, pharmaceuticals, disinfection byproducts, waterborne pathogens, and biological toxins. Unregulated contaminants in tap water
To bottle your own water, you need a water filter, but you also need a bottle. The bottle options are staggering. To help make the decision a little easier, we lay out our top picks. Glass v plastic v stainless steel
Conserving Liquid Gold
In addition to filtering water, we all need to conserve water too. Life on this planet is sustained by water. The average family uses 400 gallons of water a day! Here are our top ways to conserve this extremely precious resource. Conserve water
Why Fluoride is So Hard to Remove from Water
The OptimH2O reduces more contaminants than the competition including fluoride, perchlorate, lead, mercury and chromium, nitrates and other harmful contaminants from drinking water. The Development of a RO System
Drinking Water Quality for Major Metro Areas
If you think your local drinking water doesn't need to be filtered, think again. This map of the U.S. is incredibly useful and eye-opening. Water quality by city
Water Testing Kits
Which water filter to buy: An under-counter or counter top system will meet most city water needs, but for rural areas or well water, it's a bit more complicated. How to test your water
Cyclospora in the Water
To prevent this intestinal infection, avoid food or water that might have been contaminated and filter your drinking water. Sterilight UV filter
Water 101: Reverse Osmosis Filtration
Reverse osmosis (RO) is one of several processes that enables the removal of salt from seawater, rendering it potentially fit for human use. RO Filtration Explained
Drugs Found in Drinking Water
Not a Good RX for Health and Wellness...You have aches and pains, but consider yourself very lucky that you are in overall good health. In fact, if you can avoid it... RX in city water