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12 portable water filters/pitchers that can purify your tap water

August 23rd, 2010

Ready to banish the plastic water bottle? You can choose to drink water straight from the tap, which the federal government says is largely safe, or you can filter that tap water for contaminants and chemicals, and to freshen the taste.
If you choose to filter you be joining an apparent migration away from disposable bottled water to more efficient home filtering. The estimated revenue for the water-filter pitcher/carafe market last year was $183 million (excluding Walmart), a 24 percent growth rate since 2005, according to one research group.
There are at least a dozen systems to choose from, starting with market-leader Brita (owned by Clorox), which has dominated the water-filter pitcher market in the U.S. for years, and including number two seller, PUR, and an array of other big and boutique brands. All offer a variety of styles, safeguards, bells and whistles.
Here are the highlights of 12 brands on the market:


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Water-filter pitchers: What to know before you shop

August 23rd, 2010

Green consumers may be waging war against bottled water, but on the home front, when it comes to thirst, drinking water straight from the tap may still make you cringe.
The water may have a taste or odor that turns you off. There are also worries about whether it contains chemicals, metals, biological organisms, pesticides/herbicides and even pharmaceuticals.
Thus, the growing trend of trendy water-filter pitchers or carafes.


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Consumer Reports picks best water filters to replace bottled water

April 7th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

There’s good news for consumers when it comes to clean drinking water.  Consumer Reports says water filter manufacturers are producing products that effectively remove impurities, not just improve taste and appearance. Filters costing as little as $30 can provide cleaner, better-tasting water, according to the consumer magazine’s latest water filter tests.

Consumer Reports tested 38 carafe, faucet, countertop, reverse osmosis, and undersink water filters. The results appear in the May issue and online.

In 2008, eight percent of public of water systems received health violations that affected more than 23 million people, according to Consumer Reports. The magazine notes that a violation doesn’t necessarily mean immediate health risk, since regulations are often based on long-term health effects. However, last October, the Environmental Protection Agency concluded that “many of the nation’s waters are not meeting water quality standards, and the threat to drinking water sources is growing.”


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Fluoride study raises fresh questions about the safety of water fluoridation

June 3rd, 2009

By Chris Reinolds
Green Right Now

A new cancer study from India suggests that fluoride is a contributing factor to osteosarcoma, or bone cancer – but just how much fluoride intake causes the uncommon disease is not clear.

Fluoride in Americans’ tap water has spurred controversy since its introduction in 1945. Anti-fluoride activists say the risks are too high to add “medication” to the water, while government officials cite scientific studies that prove fewer cavities and no serious risk.

In Europe, most countries refuse to treat their water with fluoride with the exception of the United Kingdom. According to the British Medical Journal, fluoridation was introduced in 1963, and the Department of Health reports that rates of dental decay have been reduced 70 percent. But experts remain divided over epidemiological research that has suggested that water fluoridation might be linked to osteoporosis, dental fluorosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and other health problems.


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