Questions For The End Of April 2019

I have decided to start a regular post for the best and most popular reader questions of the month. So, let’s take a swing at it. WILL A BRITA FILTER REMOVE LEAD FROM TAP WATER? Brita does not advertise that their filter removes or reduces lead. I imagine this is for legal reasons since even the very smallest amount of lead can cause health problems. Brita uses some ion-exchange resin…

Bottled Water Is Nothing More Than Tap Water, Right?

A frequent criticism I hear about bottled water is that bottled water is nothing more than tap water, or filtered tap water. Is this correct? Well, how about you guys answer this for yourselves? It is true, Dasani, Aquafina, Nestle Water, and many other such brands do indeed start with tap water. From the tap it generally is treated with Activated Carbon, Mechanical Filtration, Softening, Reverse Osmosis, and then kept…

Green Energy – Understanding Metal Pollution of Our Water

There is a great and false belief that Green Energy technologies are clean and better for the environment than conventional technologies. The misinformation is perpetuated due to the fact that very few Americans have education in the sciences. Indeed, to the casual observer, the wind farm or solar panel farm appears without smoke and odors and strikes us as being far gentler than a nasty old coal-fired power plant. But…