Graphene Water Filters: The future of water filtration?
Graphene is the thinnest two-dimensional material in the world and recent studies show it could have large impacts on desalination and the treatment of heavy metals in water.
Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA): An Emerging Contaminant
PFOA is an incredibly stable man-made compound capable of bioaccumulating inside the body. Over the last 15 years, research has brought to light how harmful this compound can be to human health. Learn about where PFOA is used, why it persists in the environment, what diseases are linked to it, and how to remove it from your drinking water.
Lead In Water: Its Source, Negative Effects, and How to Remove It
Lead contamination is a very serious and real threat to many people around the world. It can have severe effects on the human body, manifesting in a variety of different ailments. Learn about how lead gets into drinking water, what kind of damage it can cause, how to test for it, and how to treat it.
Hard water problems can be found all over the U.S.A. and Canada. In addition to causing unsightly mineral deposits, hard water scale can damage plumbing fixtures, water heaters, and appliances, and reduce the effectiveness of soaps and detergents. Learn about hard water and its treatment alternatives.
Testing and Purifying Private Water Systems (Wells)
More than 40 million Americans and Canadians get their water from a private source of some form - a well, a stream, or a lake, for instance. Learn about testing your private water supply, common problems with wells, and about well maintenance.
Many consumers are concerned about the possible health effects of drinking chlorinated water, particularly when chlorination disinfection byproducts are present. However, we may be exposed to as much chlorine and its byproducts through skin absorption from our shower water.
Dehydration - A Major Health Concern
research suggests that more than half of the population of the U.S. is chronically under-hydrated. Learn about the health effects of dehydration and learn if you are consuming enough water to meet your bodys daily requirements.
Bottled Water Regulation and Cost Comparison
The popularity of bottled water has exploded in the last decade, but has regulation of the bottled water industry kept pace? Also learn about the comparative cost of bottled water as compared to filtering your own water.