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NSF. The Public Health and Safety Organization.
NSF Lists Multipure
Multipure Drinking Water Systems are Certified for
NSF/ANSI 42 -and more.
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NSF/ANSI 42 - Drinking Water Treatment Units - Aesthetic Effects
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NSF/ANSI 53 - Drinking Water Treatment Units - Health Effects
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NSF/ANSI 58 - Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Treatment Systems
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NSF/ANSI 401 - Drinking Water Treatment Units - Emerging Compounds/Incidental Contaminants
Cyst (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba, Toxoplasma)
Particulate matter, Class I (0.5 micron)
Volatile Organic Chemicals (listed below):
2,4-D (Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid)
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Chloroform (surrogate chemical)
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But a new study shows that some kinds of aluminum bottles may be releasing more of that chemical, known as bisphenol A (BPA), than the hard, clear polycarbonate plastic bottles they were supposed replace.
Sales of one popular brand of reusable water bottles have roughly tripled in the four years since it was launched in the United States, according to The Aluminum Association, an industry trade group in Arlington, Va.
In a 2009 interview with the New York Times, the CEO of that company said sales had been driven by the “huge green wave” and “the BPA scare.”
Worries About BPABPA is a chemical that’s widely used in food packaging. It’s also thought to act like a hormone in the body.
Though the research is still ongoing, in animal studies, BPA has been linked to a large range of effects, from birth defects, to problems with brain and nervous system function, to reproductive abnormalities and some kinds of cancer. In humans, BPA has been tied to reproductive problems in women and men. A 2008 study by researchers at the CDC detected it in the urine of 93% of people they tested.
Another recent study showed that people could lower their levels of BPA by eating fresh, rather than packaged, foods and by avoiding plastic food containers.
BPA in Aluminum BottlesBut the new study, which is published in the journal Chemosphere, shows that aluminum water bottles aren’t necessarily a BPA-free alternative.
In a carefully controlled test, where researchers stored ultra-pure water in several different kinds of containers for five days, they found that some aluminum bottles released up to five times the amount of BPA that was shed by the older, polycarbonate bottles.
“It’s been used for marketing purposes,” says study researcher Scott M. Belcher, PhD, an associate professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics at the University of Cincinnati, in Ohio.
“If you pick up an aluminum bottle from your super-cheap discount retailer, you can’t be so sure what’s in it,” Belcher tells WebMD, “Especially aluminum, because they do require a lining of some sort.”
Sometimes, that sprayed-on liner is made with an epoxy resin that contains BPA.
“It may be aluminum on the outside, but if it’s plastic on the inside or this epoxy, it’s the same thing as a polycarbonate bottle,” says Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst for the nonprofit Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C.
Experts say that epoxy liner usually looks copper-colored and may feel slightly tacky to the touch, but it may also not feel like anything but bare metal, making it tough to know when it’s there.
“For the consumer, this is a tricky issue, to try to boil this down to some simple, useful tips that people can use to distinguish products,” Lunder says. “This study is kind of showing that you can’t just look at what’s outside of the container, you need to know some specifics about what’s on the inside.”
One thing people can do to reduce their exposure, Lunder says, is to carefully follow the manufacturer’s directions about how to use the bottles.
The study found that epoxy-lined bottles released even more BPA when the water was heated before it was poured in.
BPA-Free Claims May Hold WaterThe good news is that some companies that make reusable water bottles have already listened to consumer concerns about BPA and removed it from a newer generation of materials for their containers.
Those bottles, which say "BPA-Free" on the packaging, largely live up to their promises, the study showed.
Two containers, an aluminum bottle with a newer kind of proprietary liner and a next-generation plastic bottle, both had low-to-undetectable BPA levels in the test.
That’s an important finding, researchers point out, because “BPA-free” really doesn’t have any regulatory meaning or definition. Consumers are left to trust companies about their claims.
The study also exonerated uncoated stainless steel bottles.
Experts say the new study should serve as a wake-up call to consumers and government regulators.
“This new study finds that some products marketed as BPA-free alternatives are -- and some are not -- BPA free, reinforcing that we have a buyer-beware consumer economy with very little government oversight,” says Ruthann Rudel, director of research at the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, Mass., in an email to WebMD.
“People want to know that their health is not jeopardized by food packaging and other consumer products, and to get there we need to rethink our approach to chemical regulation,” she says.
Multipure Doesn't Use BPA/Phthalates In Its Plastics . Multipure's MPAD countertop model is BPA free and free of polypropylene. Multipure is the best on the market.The NSF tests for this as well and Multipure is certified by the NSF. The tubing is it free of phthalates and BPA. Purchase a MULTIPURE DRINKING WATER SYSTEM
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How to Filter Rain & Contaminated Water during Emergencies
How To Filter Rain Water
How to Filter Contaminated WaterYou can filter rain water to make it healthy to drink during emergencies. Rain water is supposed to be pure but the air pollution we all create does not allow rain water to come down as pure.
But air pollution and other man-made events have made rain water less desirable to drink. Even the remotest part of the world is no longer spared of air pollution. The roof water was not always the purest, but it was much better than water from streams and possibly cleaner than what it is today.
During emergencies like hurricane, earthquakes, drinkable water can become a high commodity, driving people to buy bottled water which is not the best choice. If there is a temporary loss of public water supply, you can filter rain water in order continue to drink clean healthy water before public water supply is available. Multi-Pure EF8 emergency water filter is a handy filtration device designed to filter rain water, or even water from a hot water heater, toilet tank (not bowl), mountain stream, a lake, and more.
By carefully following the instructions that come with the emergency water filter, you make rain water drinkable. If you are taking water from the hot water tank, be sure to allow it to cool before you run it through the emergency filter. Water in most hotels can have taste; so you could also filter tap water from a hotel room by following the filtration steps.
The filter is one of Multi-Pure’s popular carbon block filters. The useful life span of the EF8 emergency filter will vary depending on the level of contamination in the source water. Under ideal conditions where the source water is free from high levels of chemicals, heavy metals and other contaminants, this emergency filter may last up to 100 gallons rain water or other source water. However, if there is a high level of sediment, the filter may clog prematurely. Just follow the simple steps and you will be drinking clean water in a matter of minutes.
If you purchase Multi-Pure’s Emergency Preparedness Kit,
You will receive a collapsible bucket.
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|Posted by Carole Allen on February 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM||comments (0)|
Storm and Emergency Preparedness
Major storms and other types of incidents can be highly disruptive for
water systems. Learn what water consumers can do to protect their water
and what utility operators can do to protect their drinking water and
wastewater systems. Visit:
- Our Water Emergency/Incident Information page for helpful information and resources.
- EPA's Natural Disasters website for information on how to prepare for emergencies.
- FEMA’s Ready.gov website for more information to help you Plan, Prepare, and Be Informed.
|Posted by Carole Allen on February 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
Why Buy a Whole House Water Filtration System?
If you’ve been considering buying a whole house water filtration system you really should take closer a look at all of the benefits you and your family will receive from buying a whole house water filter for your home.
Water, it’s essential to life. We can’t go for more than two or three days without drinking it. In fact our bodies contain a large amount of this precious substance. Around seventy percent actually. So having good, clean, healthy water is vital to your health. And having a whole house water filtration system will give you exactly what a healthy body needs. Let me explain.
Thankfully in today’s modern world we have safe potable drinking water that is convenient and readily available everywhere. In fact it’s the law that municipalities use strong disinfectants to keep their water supply safe for public consumption. With the introduction of chlorine, chloramines, and bromine we have H2O that is free of pathogenic diseases that were once a threat to human health. But with the introduction of these chemicals a new host of issues were introduced.
“EPA research has found thousands of toxic chemicals in local drinking water supplies. Solve the problem and improve your health today with your own whole house water filtration system. Click here for the best solution available today.”
When disinfecting chemicals like chlorine and bromine were introduced, new chemical substances were formed. These chemicals, called trihalomethanes, are created by a chemical reaction when the disinfectants and the decaying organic matter that are found in lakes, streams, and rivers combine. Organic matter like leaves, grass, lumber, and dead fish. Trihalomethanes are toxic chemicals and known carcinogens. On one hand several problems are solved with chlorine and the like. On the other hand serious problems are also created.
There is a simple solution to these abundant and toxic chemicals. An almost miraculous substance called granular activated carbon works instantly when it comes in contact with toxic impurities. It is especially effective in removing the disinfecting chemicals like chlorine and bromine. It also removes hundreds of other toxic chemicals that EPA research has shown to be prevalent in many cities across the country.
Granular activated carbon is one of the main ingredients in a whole house water filtration system.
Now you’re probably wondering why you need to purchase a large unit, like a whole house water filter system, that takes care of your entire home. Why not just buy a small counter top unit for your drinking water. That’s a good point we’re going to address.
The largest organ on your body is your skin. It is very porous. Your skin absorbs substances very readily and easily. So when you bathe or take a shower your skin will absorb the chemical disinfectants. Not only that, some of the trihalomethanes are very volatile and will vaporize into the air for you to breath. A whole house water filtration system connected to your homes main water supply will eliminate all of this from ever happening.
Buying a whole house water filtration system…
for your home will give you and your family the strong sense of health and safety you deserve. Not only will you have water that tastes clean, pure, and refreshing, it will be much healthier for you too. All of the beverages you make with it like coffee, tea, and juice will taste far better also. Plus you will have the added benefits of softer skin and smoother hair when you bathe. Doesn’t buying a whole house water filtration system make sense today?
The Multipure Aquasource* is a whole-house
water solution, providing powerful filtration at point-of-entry, and
ensuring that every water source in the home delivers cleaner, more
healthful water. This system installs in the garage or basement, near
the water heater, as a fixed-location filtration element. An array of
multiple solid carbon block filters ensures that it reduces the presence
of contaminants while maintaining the high water pressure needed to
supply all the sinks, baths, and showers in your house.
Multipure Aquasource Filter (CB20)
The Multipure Aquasource Whole House Water Treatment System effectively reduces dirt, rust, sand, algae, and chlorine, improving the smell, taste and odor, and overall quality of water for bathing or showering, and all other household water needs. The Multipure CB20 replaceable filter is disposable, clean, and easy to change.
The set of three (3) filters required for the Aquasource will arrive in a separate shipment (at no additional S&H cost).
*The Multipure Aquasource has not been tested, and make no claims for the reduction of contaminants of health concern.
|Posted by Carole Allen on February 10, 2014 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
The following Redbook article lists 10 possible sources of toxins and other harmful contaminants in the home. It details both the potential sources of contamination as well as ways to deal with them. For water contamination, in particular, Redbook recommends the use of a Multipure drinking water system.
You know organic groceries may be the way to go, but since a high percentage of toxins can be found in your house, it may be time to do a thorough sweep of your abode, too. Here are ten places chemical disruptors could be lurking…
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Find out What's in Your Water. Google your water provider
and also search for the “Consumer Confidence Report” or the Water Quality Report.
What is chloramination?
Chloramination is the process of adding ammonia to drinking water which already has chlorine added as a disinfectant. The ammonia combines with the existing chlorine which is called free chlorine to create chloramines.
The EPA has said it is safe but the EPA has done NO studies on the skin, respiratory, or digestive effects of chloraminated water ...
Drinking water is most important for good health, it helps transport oxygen to your cells, will remove waste,
and is a serves as a protection to your joints and organs.
Drinking LOTS of good Clean Water is important but you don't want to drink water with Chloramines and Amonia in it.
A Multipure® Drinking Water System serves at the point of use to remove contaminants of health concern that may be present in tap water. A Multipure® filter removes chemicals like chlorine and chloramines as well as rust particles, dirt, small living organisms like cysts, asbestos, lead, and much, much more. The water you consume from a Multipure® Drinking Water System is free of unwanted tastes and odors so that you may enjoy fresh, clean drinking water as it was meant to be.