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TDS In Water – Should You Be Concerned?

TDS In Water What Levels Are Acceptable?   It’s important to know exactly what quality of water you are digesting. A good quality TDS Meter can cost under $20 and be a life saver. We recently tested several of these to see how they compared. What we feel though is, for the low price of the product and the massive advantages these give. You should have a TDS Meter in your house, to check your water. Total dissolved solids (TDS)...
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Drinking Water Vs Mineral Water In Bottles

Environmental Concerns About Drinking Water Vs Mineral Water In Bottles Did you know that by the year 2050 it’s thought that there will be a greater volume of plastic in the oceans than there will be fish? Does that thought not concern you? Think about how many millions of people still buy water in plastic bottles. Even spending just a buck a day on water, soon adds up though. The water bottle companies sell convenience, they sell water and that’s...
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Chromium 6 Water Filter Suggestions

Chromium 6 Water Filter Suggestions

The Best Chromium  6 Filter for Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water MultiPure MP750 Plus RO is one of the best chromium filter options for reducing chromium-6 or hexavalent chromium in drinking water. Chromium can get into drinking water from steel and pulp mills, and erosion of natural deposits of chromium-3. While they are found naturally in rocks, plants, soil, volcanic dust, humans  & animals. This harmful metal can be released to the water and soil via leakage, poor storage, or...
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Water Softener pellets or crystals, which one to choose?

Water Softener pellets or crystals, which one to choose?

Water Softener pellets or crystals compared Water is said to be “hard” when it contains a high amount of dissolved minerals. Water softeners help remove water hardness by bringing the minerals together and are, therefore, used to soften the water in our homes, business buildings, and pools. Water softeners come in either pelleted or crystal form, and choosing between these two available options can be difficult if you don’t understand the difference in their use. Why bother about minerals in...
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Why You Should Carry A Personal Water Filter In The Backcountry

Why You Should Carry A Personal Water Filter In The Backcountry

Reasons A Personal Water Filter Is Essential On The Trail We know the Importance Of Water Filtration at home, but what about outdoors? A cold mountain stream sparkles in the sunlight. At the end of a long, hot hike it is a striking temptation to drink. That clear water makes for a lovely scene, but the water most likely contains disruptive microorganisms or contaminants too small for the eye to see. There are some backcountry springs and freshwater sources that...
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Ultrafiltration What Is It?

Ultrafiltration What Is It?

Ultrafiltration 101: Processes, Uses, Costs, and Effectiveness So we bought a UF-3 Ultra Filtration System. One of the reasons was as well as removing the nasties it also reduces particulates, sand, silt sediment and rust in the water. Only 1% of the water in the world is drinkable, let’s use ultrafiltration to make more drinking water Ultrafiltration is the technical term to describe the technology of filtering water through a process that’s similar to reverse osmosis. It is commonly dubbed...
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Benefits Of Drinking Water Some Fun Facts.

What Are The Benefits Of Drinking Water For Humans? On average the adult male needs about 3 liters (3.2 quarts) per day. I know, that doesn’t sound much you’re thinking. Similarly, the adult female needs slightly less, so this is around about 2.2 liters (2.3 quarts) per day. Advantages Of Drinking Water Granted water isn’t the sexiest drink around, but it’s important for all of us. Here are some interesting facts about the benefits of drinking water: * The human...
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Well Water Test Kit – Choose The Best

Well Water Test Kit For Private Wells People who get their tap water from a municipal water supply seldom think about conducting a drinking water test. They know the city is required to run certain tests, and they trust them to do so. If your water comes from a private well, however, it will be up to you to run your own drinking water test. There are plenty of choices of well water test kit brands available. Some require you...
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Best Water Filter For Lead Removal

Best Water Filter For Lead Removal

Dangers Of Lead Contamination There is no safe level of lead in drinking water. However, next to chlorine, it is the most common tap water contaminant. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 90% of all homes have household plumbing that passes some level of lead into tap water. If you live in a home that was built before 1986, get water directly from the pipe, chances are it’ll contain lead. Because lead cannot be detected by smell, taste or...
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How Effective Are TDS Meters in Everyday Life?

What is a TDS METER? A healthy life begins with drinking quality water that is free from contaminants. We often drink water without knowing the percentage of dissolved solids present in it. However, we can measure it with a help of a device. TDS is the abbreviated form of Total dissolved solids. TDS Meter, a handheld device primarily represents the different contents that exist in liquids especially water. Therefore, we can say, these meters are used to measure the amount...
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