WHY YOU NEED A WATER FILTER

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WHY YOU NEED A WATER FILTER


In recent years there have been a growing number of more widely-distributed news stories pointing out the large number of new contaminants in our drinking water, including chemicals and hormones.  While no water filter company...

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CHLORAMINES AND FLUORIDE

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CHLORAMINES AND FLUORIDE


Chloramines are disinfectants added to drinking water. They are formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water. Chloramines make it so water has longer lasting treatment. This ensures the water is...

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HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD AN ADULT DRINK PER DAY?

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HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD AN ADULT DRINK PER DAY?


There are many different opinions about how much water one should drink daily. The health authorities generally recommend eight 8-ounce glasses (64 oz.) a day, while other water experts say that one should sip...

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LEAD IN THE WATER CAN BE INCREASED BY CHLORAMINE

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LEAD IN THE WATER CAN BE INCREASED BY CHLORAMINE


Chloramine is being used more and more widely as an alternative disinfectant to chlorine.  It actually consists of chlorine with ammonia added. There are a number of health risks associated with the byproducts of...

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WEB MISINFORMATION

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WEB MISINFORMATION


It is our view that you can do research on the web to help get informed. But in the end you do have to trust your own knowledge and intuition.  And of course your own experience....

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TO SELECT THE RIGHT FILTER

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TO SELECT THE RIGHT FILTER


What we need to know is if you need to filter fluoride out and if your municipality uses chlorine or chloramine as the disinfectant. You can learn these things by searching for ‘your town’...

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SAN FRANCISCO WATER

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SAN FRANCISCO WATER


We just returned from a long weekend in San Francisco.  Living out in the Sierra Foothills as we do, we enjoyed many city activities not available here.  We spent a lot of time in...

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NSF CERTIFICATIONS & CHLORAMINE

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NSF CERTIFICATIONS & CHLORAMINE


Some people call us up at Friends of Water terribly concerned about chloramine in the water – but question why our individual filters aren’t certified by the NSF.  (It is fewer people each year,...

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EFFECTIVENESS OF WATER FILTERS

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EFFECTIVENESS OF WATER FILTERS


Friends of Water was founded to save, filter, and celebrate water.  Our customers have let us know that what they are most interested in is water filtration.  It’s a complex issue, and many appreciate...

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WHAT FILTER SHOULD I GET?

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WHAT FILTER SHOULD I GET?


The answer depends on your situation. If you are on municipal water, then there really are only two questions you need to get answered to be able to select the best water filter. 1....

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LEARN FROM THE FISH

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LEARN FROM THE FISH


Those who keep aquariums understand that they must clean up the water they put in their tanks, or the fish suffer, and sometimes die.  This seems particularly extreme with water with chloramines in it,...

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WHOLE APARTMENT FILTERS

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WHOLE APARTMENT FILTERS


As more people are becoming aware and concerned about the chemicals both intentionally and (perhaps) unintentionally in our water, we’ve been hearing from people looking for a ‘Whole Apartment’ solution.  We now have them...

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