Recently in the news we have heard a lot about Chromium in drinking water and we want to be sure and discuss with you how this can be addressed. Hexavalent chromium refers to chemical compounds that contain the element chromium in the +6 oxidation state. Virtually all chromium ore is processed via hexavalent chromium, specifically the salt sodium dichromate. In recognizing the negative health effects of drinking water tainted with trace levels of Chromium VI, (also known ...[READ MORE]
Unless you've been living, well, in a well, you know that bottled water is OUT for a number of reasons (BPA in the plastic, too much plastic as it is, fossil fuels burned in transport, to name three). Fracking, fluoride, chlorine and toxic pollutants make our tap water a frightful slurry most lips find no thrill in sipping. But is filtering enough? What's the best water to be drinking to avoid toxins, and for optimal hydration? Let's have a look. Distilled: Vaporized to remove any residues, ...[READ MORE]
Environmental Working Group researcher Nneka Leiba explains the health concerns of fluoridated tap water and outlines what kind of filtering processes work best, particularly if you're bottle-feeding an infant using powdered formula mixed with tap water. Related: What is Reverse Osmosis?
PRESS RELEASE Millions of Americans are at potential risk from Chromium VI contamination in their drinking water. Homeowners can protect themselves from the contaminant with a Multipure drinking water system. New reports from the Washington Post and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) indicate the suspected carcinogen is more widespread than previously thought – appearing in the drinking water of 31 major cities across the US. Chromium six (Cr (VI), hexavalent chromium) is a metal species ...[READ MORE]
Chromium-6 Is Widespread in US Tap Water Cancer-causing chemical found in 89 percent of cities sampled Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group (EWG) have detected hexavalent chromium, the carcinogenic “Erin Brockovich chemical,” in tap water from 31 of 35 American cities. The highest levels were in Norman, Okla.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Riverside, Calif. In all, water samples from 25 cities contained the toxic metal at concentrations above the safe maximum recently ...[READ MORE]
Have you been wanting to purchase a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system, but have chosen not to because of the wasted water that most reverse osmosis units flush down the drain? If so, you may want to take a look at the Multipure 5 stage reverse osmosis water filter. Once again, the inovator in the drinking water treatment Industry- Multipure has come up with a zero waste retro fit kit that claims to: Turn your RO into a water conserving “No Waste” system Saves thousands of gallons per ...[READ MORE]
Reverse osmosis, also known as hyperfiltration, is a process similar to membrane filtration that when used on water eliminates the presence of most heavy metals and contaminants. However, there are key differences between filtration and reverse osmosis. During the filtration process, the water is strained through a membrane which allows the filter to catch some but not all unwanted particles in the water. When osmosis is applied, it incorporates diffusion, the process of moving molecules from a ...[READ MORE]
Although there are hundreds of brands of home water filters, they all rely on a small number of technologies to remove contaminants, That does not mean that every filter using a given technology is as good as another, but it does mean that you can get a good idea of the general pros and cons of the different systems relatively easily. A few tips to keep in mind when looking at filters: •Some filters use a combination of technologies, while others rely on a single one. •To ensure that a filter ...[READ MORE]