Entries by Matthew Adams

How Simple Are Direct Connect Filter Changes?

If you have not yet changed a Pure Blue H2O Direct Connect System Single-Stage filter you may not realize just how simple changing the filter actually is. Filter changes essentially only require turning the water off, quarter turning the old filter out from the manifold head, and quarter turning the new filter into the manifold […]

Are You Drinking Unfiltered Water At Restaurants?

Besides the possibility that ice in your free cup of water at a restaurant could have been retrieved by someone’s hand, raising sanitary concerns, another concern arises. Restaurants that are still serving unfiltered tap water, may have no concern in regards to the quality of the water they are giving you. If the water isn’t […]

Health Risks From Tap Water Contaminants

With about 270 contaminants affecting tap water sources across the country it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your health. According to an article by Live Science referencing EWG’s Tap Water Database 50 states included eight contaminants, lead and arsenic were among the eight most prevalent contaminants. So how can some of […]

5 Reasons to Use a Reusable Water Bottle Instead of Single-Use Plastic Bottles

1. Plastic Water Bottles Cost Too Much According to Natural Resources Defense Council you could be “spending 10,000 times more per gallon” when paying for bottled water than if you simply drank from the tap. Unfiltered tap water should be tested for contaminants before consuming, considering findings of Chromium 6 by The Environmental Working Group, […]

Could Giardia Be Lurking In Your Tap Water?

Giardia, cryptosporidium, and cyclospora are cysts that you certainly do not want in your drinking water. The adverse health affects that may be caused by Giardia alone may affect up to 200 million people per year. These 3 cysts can cause unpleasant health effects including weight loss and abdominal pain. An excerpt from the Centers for […]

Are Microplastics Contaminating Your Water?

Typically when plastic ends up in a landfill, if the plastic is no longer exposed to sunlight, it could be a very long time before any decomposition occurs with buried plastic. Alternately plastic exposed to direct sunlight can decompose more rapidly which creates a problem with plastic pollution in oceans, lakes, and plastic thrown on […]

3 Reasons Puppies Need Filtered Water Too

People are becoming more aware of the health risks posed by tap water contaminants, with more access to public research and information. Environmental Working Group now has a Tap Water Database that makes it much easier for the public to look up specific water contaminant levels by zip code. Many people are aware that filtering out harmful […]

EPA Finds Fracking May Impact Drinking Water Sources

Hydraulic fracking can impact drinking water resources under “some circumstances,” according to a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” is a technique used to increase oil or gas production from underground rock formations. A fluid, commonly made of water, chemicals and sand, is injected […]