Are Microbeads in Your Drinking Water?

Are Microbeads in Your Drinking Water?

What are Microbeads? Microbeads are man-made solid plastic particles of less than one millimeter in their largest dimension. They are commercially available in particle sizes of 10 micrometers to 1 micrometer. That would be the equivalent of 0.00039 inches to 0.039 inches so they are very small and may be hard to detect except with…

Lead Contaminated Tap Water: What's Your Risk?

Lead Contaminated Tap Water: What's Your Risk?

It Started in Flint, Michigan Nearly everyone is familiar with the Flint Michigan Water Crisis where lead was being leached from old pipes into drinking water.  In 2014, in an effort to save money, the city of Flint switched from its original water provider to using water from the Flint River.  Shortly after that, many…

How to Remove Fluoride from Water

How to Remove Fluoride from Water

Health Effects of Fluoride For a variety of health reasons, many people are looking for ways to remove fluoride from their drinking water or they are seeking out bottled water without fluoride.  While water fluoridation is a widespread practice in the United States, fluoride opponents and many preventative health professionals now believe that fluoride can…

Effective Nitrate Removal from Water

Effective Nitrate Removal from Water

Nitrates in water can cause blue blood syndrome and birth defects, as well as stomach and colon cancer.  Nitrates are mainly used in fertilizers for better crop production.  This can cause water quality issues, especially for people who live in states that are heavily involved in farming, such as Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, North…