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How to Choose a Water Filter

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  • I bought a BRITA not sure if its all that great but its OK. I am not keen on fluoridation and wish it wasn't added to the water. We have fairly good water BUT when I worked at a former employer we had a demineralyzer for the battery plants ( I worked for a Telecom Company in Canada) and one time I had the change the media (this thing consisted of 2 large plastic columns with media inside each of them) I opened one up and the smell was DISGUSTING. I also know we used Reverse osmosis when I worked in the High Arctic at a Weather Station (they used water diverted from a creek),
    That seemed to taste OK but the water seemed "dead" as there was very little dissolved solids or gasses. - 7/7/2014 9:49:37 PM
  • we use a PUR filter on the kitchen sink. I love the way the water tastes,,, when I change the filter it is, as mentioned about 15 to 20 depending on where it is I by it, and does last for about 3 months. - 5/23/2014 8:06:30 PM
  • Great information. - 5/7/2014 8:58:06 AM
  • First, a related fact: Did you know humans are the only mammals that can't taste water? We only taste chemicals, and impurities in water.

    Like some have mentioned, filters won't remove fluoride, so if you don't have your own well, you may as well stick to bottled. Even the CDC says it's useless in drinking water since it has no benefit orally, and doesn't do anything to improve the water quality. On the other hand it can cause IQ deficits in children, heart disease, depression, and weight gain.

    There's a lot more, but this is just to give an idea of why it's bad for you. Feel free to look more into it, I recommend it. As always you should gather all the information you can to help make the best choice.

    Thanks for this video. The well water here isn't the best tasting, so I use a Brita bottle with a built in carbon filter. I had no idea there were filters that can be installed under the sink! - 3/21/2014 3:16:05 PM
  • This is very helpful, especially since I live in a town that struggles with clean water standards. And constantly being under a boil water advisory during storm seasons. - 3/3/2014 10:54:27 AM
  • Research fluoride. It is toxic poison in the water, you need reverse osmosis to get rid of it in the water. Get it out of your toothpaste and save your thyroid ! - 1/2/2014 6:19:07 AM
  • I bought a water filter called Clean and Pure from HSN. You connect it to the water faucet and it suppose to last for 25yrs. I would like to know how that is possible but I bought it anyway. - 11/21/2013 9:42:45 PM
  • We have an expensive Culliagan filter for the whole house and a rain soft water filter under the sink. The under the sink filter is a pain to my hubby when he has to change the filters every few months. Happy with my choice, but still buy bottled water for outside drinking. - 11/1/2013 6:51:57 AM
  • We use a Brita pitcher filter. Really helps as we are the VERY LAST house on the line. - 10/12/2013 4:19:30 PM
  • I use a Brita . Filter . System. - 9/12/2013 10:39:01 AM
  • I don't have a filter I use well water. - 7/23/2013 7:12:08 PM
  • I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot from this, some great tips. - 5/19/2013 10:17:08 PM
  • :) - 3/18/2013 3:08:03 PM
  • we have a filter for the water from the sink + 1 for refrigerator. - 2/15/2013 7:01:47 PM
  • We have an ozonator for our well water. Best tasting water ever. - 2/11/2013 10:05:48 AM