Doesn’t my municipality already treat and test my water?

By |2017-03-17T15:22:28+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: |

If your water comes from a public or municipal water system, it is regularly tested for contaminants regulated by federal standards, such as microbial pathogens, radioactive elements and organic and inorganic toxic chemicals. However, it is important to note that these tests are conducted at the source. Therefore, the quality of water that utilities create is [...]

Isn’t bottled water better for you than tap water?

By |2017-03-11T16:12:08+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: |

While bottled water is generally of good quality, Federal standards for bottled water are no stricter than standards for tap water. That means that federal regulations only require bottlers to test for a handful of the hundreds of known chemical contaminants. But there are other issues to consider such as cost, convenience, and usability. It is [...]

Don’t water filters remove important minerals from my water?

By |2017-03-11T16:10:06+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: |

Studies have found that minerals in your drinking water make essentially no contribution to your health and may even be present in forms your body can't absorb. Minerals in an inorganic state flow through our systems versus minerals in an organic state that are readily absorbed by our bodies. You are much better off maintaining a [...]

What are the effects of the chlorine in our drinking water?

By |2017-03-17T15:22:28+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: |

Canada has been chlorinating its water supplies for over one hundred years. It is through this treatment method that we have been able to virtually wipe out water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever. It is what lies beneath the surface of the population’s concerns over chlorine’s effect on the taste and odour of their [...]

How can I protect myself and my family from lead in drinking water?

By |2017-03-11T16:00:19+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: |

Drinking water generally carries lead from plumbing that has been connected with lead solder (outlawed in 1986) or from outdated water distribution lines. There are a number of things you can do to reduce the risk of lead in your drinking water. Some sources suggest running your tap water for a couple of minutes before filling [...]

Don’t water filters remove fluoride from my water?

By |2017-03-11T15:58:57+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: |

Fluoridated water has been a hot topic of concern in recent years, as scientists and health officials challenge its safety and effectiveness. The issue has always been around effectiveness and the proper control or management. Too much fluoride can be more damaging than having none. Once added to our water supply, fluoride can be tricky to [...]

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