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…

Why Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap Water?

Unless local tap water is suffering through some unexpected contamination upset, it is every bit as good as is bottled water. Now, some might argue that bottled water has fewer micro-contaminants and is devoid of fluoride and chlorine. For those of that position, for them bottled water is superior. However, there is no substantial research that shows this water to be bettered than bottled water. When we speak of bottled…