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…

Distilled Water And Your Appliances. Protected, Right?

If you have ever read the directions for operating your humidifier, electric iron, CPAP machine, or even coffee maker you no doubt have read where it is recommended to use distilled water. The reasoning is; distilled water, being considered pure, that it will not leave residue thereby clogging up and reducing the efficiency of your appliance. Is this true? As it turns out, using distilled water is indeed a good…

Is Drinking Pure Water Harmful?

This is a question that I see debated every day, and most of the answers are not well thought out. But as with most water discussions, mis-truths and misconception seem to be the rule as opposed to the exception. So let’s get to it. The first thing to remember about pure water, is that there are very few, if any, commercial sources where an average person could buy pure water.…