Chloramines in Shower Water - is taking a shower more toxic than drinking

Do you know that you can get more exposure to toxins by taking a shower than drinking the very same water? Do you know that more than 1 in 5 Americans are using drinking water treated with Chloramines? Chloramines are disinfectants used to disinfect drinking water in USA.

Chloramines are created by combining Chlorine with ammonia. The reason for using Chloramine instead of Chlorine is to get a longer-lasting disinfecting [...]

Continue reading Chloramines in Shower Water – is taking a shower more toxic than drinking

Chlorine Filter - Whole house or Shower Filter

This article, provides a good comparison when selecting a chlorine filter for your home. The author compares between a whole house filter, shower filter and a point of use filter (under the sink filter). The cost of the filtration system, time frame of use, home ownership status etc., are taken into consideration while making this selection.

How To Choose Between Whole House Filter or Shower Filter By Jenny Holiday

What [...]

Continue reading Chlorine Filter – Whole house or Shower Filter

Vitamin C filter - The Best Shower Filter For Your Home

Use of Vitamin C Shower in Shower Filters

Vitamin C filtration is a newer chemical method for neutralizing chlorine. In general two forms of vitamin C, ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate, is used neutralize chlorine. They are not considered a hazardous agent for humans or fish or animals. There are several advantages of using Vitamin C for Chlorine removal. Number one, vitamin C does not lower [...]

Continue reading Vitamin C filter – The Best Shower Filter For Your Home

Why Vitamin C Dechlorination Is Superior To KDF-Carbon filtration

Vitamin C Shower Filters

Use of Vitamin C in shower filters is a relatively new concept. It is a very well-known fact that during a hot shower, the pores in our skin opens up and become highly absorbent, like a sponge. The chlorine which is added to the water to kill microbes is a very unstable while dissolved in water. Due to the heat of the shower water, the chlorine will quickly [...]

Continue reading Why Vitamin C Dechlorination Is Superior To KDF-Carbon filtration

Shower Filter Replacement Cartridge For AQ-4125

Click to see more
Treat yourself to a better shower. Everyone knows what it feels like after swimming in a chlorinated pool – dry, itchy skin, straw-like hair and red eyes. So why would you want to shower in it? The Shower Filter Replacement Cartridge For AQ-4125 helps your family enjoy bathing in filtered water with a simple attachment to your shower line. Our unique two-stage shower [...]

Continue reading Shower Filter Replacement Cartridge For AQ-4125

Effectiveness of Vitamin C Shower Filter

Use of Vitamin C in shower filters is a relatively new concept. It is a very well-known fact that during a hot shower, the pores in our skin opens up and become highly absorbent, like a sponge. The chlorine which is added to the water to kill microbes is a very unstable while dissolved in water. Due to the heat of the shower water, the chlorine will quickly change to its gaseous state and will be released into the air. [...]

Continue reading Effectiveness of Vitamin C Shower Filter

Steps to protect your drinking water supply

The following information is provide by EPA about the steps you can take to protect your drinking water

Drinking water protection is a shared responsibility. Many actions are underway to protect our nation’s drinking water, and there are many opportunities for citizens to become involved.

Be Involved!

EPA activities to protect drinking water include setting drinking water standards and overseeing the work of states that enforce federal standards-or stricter ones set by the individual state. EPA holds many [...]

Continue reading Steps to protect your drinking water supply

Comparison of Water Filtration Systems

In this article we will discuss the details of various types of water filtration systems currently used.

Activated Carbon Filters

Activated Carbon (Image Courtesy: Wikipedia.org)

Activated Carbon (Image Courtesy: Wikipedia.org)

Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, activated coal or carbo activatus, is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have a very large [...]

Continue reading Comparison of Water Filtration Systems

Which one is better: Carbon Filter or Reverse Osmosis Filter?

Should you buy a reverse-osmosis water filter or an activated carbon filter for your drinking and cooking needs? It is important to under stand the mechanism by with these two filters operate to make an informed decision.

Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, materials, and biological contaminants from contaminated water. The goal is to produce water fit for a specific purpose. Most water is purified for human consumption (drinking water).

In general the methods used [...]

Continue reading Which one is better: Carbon Filter or Reverse Osmosis Filter?

Removing Trihalomethanes from Shower Water

Trihalomethanes are formed as a by-product when chlorine is used to disinfect water for drinking. They represent one group of chemicals generally referred to as disinfection by-products. They result from the reaction of chlorine and/or bromine with organic matter present in the water being treated.

The THMs produced have been associated through epidemiological studies with some adverse health effects. Many governments set limits on the amount permissible in drinking water. However, trihalomethanes are only one group of [...]

Continue reading Removing Trihalomethanes from Shower Water

Ultraviolet Disinfection of Drinking Water

Ultraviolet disinfection of water consists of a purely physical, chemical-free process. UV-C radiation in particular, with a wavelength in the 240 nm to 280 nanometers range, attacks the vital DNA of the bacteria directly. The radiation initiates a photochemical reaction that destroys the genetic information contained in the DNA. The bacteria lose their reproductive capability and are destroyed.

Even parasites such as Cryptosporidia or Giardia, which are extremely resistant to chemical disinfectants, are efficiently reduced. UV can [...]

Continue reading Ultraviolet Disinfection of Drinking Water

Using Chlorine Dioxide for Water Filtration when Backpacking

According to Wikipedia, the first use of Chlorine Dioxide in US for water treatment was in the Niagara Falls, New York water treatment facility during 1944 for phenol destruction. Chlorine dioxide was introduced as a drinking water disinfectant on a large scale in 1956, when Brussels, Belgium, changed from chlorine to chlorine dioxide. Its most common use in water treatment is as a pre-oxidant prior to chlorination of drinking water to destroy natural water impurities that produce trihalomethanes [...]

Continue reading Using Chlorine Dioxide for Water Filtration when Backpacking

The History Of Chlorine as a Cleaning Agent

Chlorine has been a major part of water treatment for about one hundred years. It is estimated that about 98% of municipal water treatment facilities in the world use chlorine disinfectant as the main disinfecting agent for drinking water. In US about 200 million residents receive chlorinated drinking water through their home faucets.

According to Wikipedia, the earliest chlorine compound known to man is Sodium Chloride, which has been known since ancient times; archaeologists have found evidence that [...]

Continue reading History Of Chlorine Filtration