Skip to comments.How Safe Is Drinking Tap Water from Water Filters?
Posted on 02/13/2013 8:23:39 PM PST by truthnomatterwhat
How safe is your tap drinking water? its possible pesticides or contaminants could be flowing from your faucet.
Public water systems, tap waters are tested and regulated by the government. By law, municipalities have to test the water and report to consumers once a year. They can test once a year, four times a year, sometimes less. They test for 90 contaminants like copper, arsenic, lead. There is a report that tells you whats in the water and if its dangerous. But they average the results. So if you live in an agricultural area, pesticides in the water spike in the spring because those results dont show up in your water report.
There are many contaminants, and many of them the government doesnt perform safety tests on. We think they should test for more than they are.
Good Housekeeping tested some of the filtration devices out there that people are using. Heres how they did the study?
They paired up with the lab for emerging contaminants at the university of Arizona. With the Good Housekeeping research institute they tested refrigerator water filters and tabletop water filters to see how they filter out the most prevalent of untested contaminants.
There's more at: How Safe Is Drinking Tap Water from Water Filters? http://www.healthalkaline.com/waternews/how-safe-is-drinking-tap-water-from-water-filters/#ixzz2KqLuLWjg
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I’ve heard that for Marco Rubio, it’s fatal.
SFL here. And untreated tap water is green from decaying organic matter.
I have a 3-stage filter under my sink. In each filter I have a different type of filter to hopefully cover all the bases. The water coming out is crystal clear.
What a useless article.
I remember visiting relatives in Gary, IN when I was a kid. The water was so malodorous (sulfur) it made me sick. What a foul stench — you had to hold your nose to get it down. Amazing I still remember that after about 53 years. I don’t think there’s a filter on the market that could make that stuff palatable.
I was watching a man take a sample of water from a hydrant way up in the mountains at a retreat. He asked me if I would help him turn something. Anyway he took the sample.
I asked him what was the safe limit on certain organisms. He told me then I asked him what our water rated. He said it contained zero pollutants of any kind.
I had always thought their water was great and apparently it was.
There was a creek flowing out of the mountains onto the retreat’s property. I asked him what it contained and he said it had a fair amount of bacteria. He said he would not ordinarily drink from it but if he had been hunting all day and was really thirsty, he would go ahead and drink it and not really worry.
“SFL here. And untreated tap water is green from decaying organic matter. I have a 3-stage filter under my sink. In each filter I have a different type of filter to hopefully cover all the bases. The water coming out is crystal clear.”
Years ago someone I worked with told me filters are worthless if I wanted pure water. He turned me onto a countertop distiller and we have never looked back. You should see the residue in the bottom after distilling water that I have run through a filter system. Just bought another one, the first one burnt up after 6 years. Only 119.00 and in 4 hours you have a gallon of pure distilled water. They estimate about .11 cents a gallon in electricity usage.You can taste the difference. It takes up about as much room as a toaster.
pur 3-stage filters on the tap work well. they do remove stuff well as they get to a point of needing replacement, and that’s with a pretty good water to start with. pur always outperforms brita. reverse osmosis generally beats pur.
I have a similar memory...only it was about 30 miles south of Seattle....my Girl Scout Leader’s house....they kept the water in a pitcher in the fridge to make it palatable.
“I was watching a man take a sample of water from a hydrant way up in the mountains at a retreat.”
I forget the town, but it is in the foothills north of Seattle. Some bottling company in Seattle uses their water to sell as “Pure Mountain Spring Water”.
Their truck pulls it from the little town’s hydrant and heads back to the bottling plant!
iâll take mine straight out of the tap, all those things are good for you, keeps your immune system on ready alert! Last time I was sick was 67 years ago when I had the measles.
Not being sarcastic, Schuylkill River water is treated by reverse osmosis to provide Philadelpia's drinking water.
Makes one wonder ---
In colonial times, it was all whiskey and beer, as the water was not safe to drink. I say we go all colonial.
That would be the Lead and Copper test. It’s more of a test to see how the water reacts with your pipes and fixtures. If the water is acidic, it can leach pb and cu from the plumbing. I doubt that you have lead solder joints. Fixtures seem to be more of a problem. We add a small amount of phosphate to our water to adjust the ph, Always let the water run for a few seconds to clear out the water that has been sitting in the fixture. Do this for yourself, and for you pets.
That foul odor is actually caused by a harmless (iron oxidizing) bacteria that lives in sandstone and produces that sulfur smell (sulfur dioxide I believe) as a biproduct.
We have it here in Southern Illinois too and a simple inline carbon filter takes care of the problem nicely.
I think this is an often made but incorrect statement.
How many times have you read that skin absorbs 60% of whatever is applied to it? Yet there is no evidence to support this figure. In practise, the skin will absorb anything from 0% to 100% of whatever contacts it but in general the primary function of the skin is to act as a barrier that prevents the intrusion of external materials. Cosmetic companies actually have to work hard to develop formulations that can be absorbed into the skin to deliver all the benefits the consumer expects. - http://www.thefactsabout.co.uk/content.asp?menuid=32&submenuid=117&pageid=117&menuname=How+do+moisturisers+work%3F&menu=sub
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