Aug 28, 2017
Dispelling the myths behind the hyperbole Calcium sulfite, or CaSO3, as used in water filtration systems, is largely insoluble in water. Over the 10-12,000 gallon lifetime of our shower filter cartridges, less than 6/100ths (0.06) of 1% will dissolve, but that is only in the coldest water (0ºC/32ºF). In hotter water that diminishes to 1/100th (0.01) of a single percent. Let’s imagine, for example, that you indulge in a luxurious eight minute shower, with a flowrate of 2.1 gallons per minute. That means you’re using 17.2 gallons per shower, and a single cartridge will serve you for between 600 and...
Aug 14, 2017
Back in August of 2014, half a million people in Ohio and parts of Michigan found themselves without drinking water. Though not as large as those seen in the past, an “algae” bloom at the west end of Lake Erie meant that the water became rich in microcystin, a toxic product produced by cyanobacteria.
Aug 10, 2017
No one gets in the shower hoping to come out drenched in toxins. Unfortunately, without a quality shower filter, that is precisely what happens.
All municipal water treatment facilities use chlorine in some form or another—that is a given—because it is such an effective way to kill bacteria. However, even if you use well water, there’s still a chance that chlorine is a component. All sorts of things can get into your water supply which is why some things should not be downhill of other things, and minimum distances should be maintained.
Jul 30, 2017
Many average Americans take clean drinking water for granted. We turn on our faucets and never consider what dangerous chemicals or pathogens might be lurking in our pipes or water supplies. Until a widespread public health crisis like the water contamination scandal in Flint, Michigan, acts as a wake-up call to the dangers of lead toxicity and its long-term health consequences, most Americans believe they have access to clean and safe drinking water. But common water contaminants come in all shapes and sizes. Many harmful substances aren’t even monitored or regulated by the EPA, and the substances that are monitored are often underreported.
May 15, 2017