Author - Hunter Worsfold

Why Water is Important!

We chose five of those reasons for why drinking water solves any problem: 1. It protects your heart Drinking a large amount of water could help prevent heart attacks. 2. Gives the brain a boost Water provides the brain much needed oxygen to perform at optimum levels. 3. Helps save money Soft drinks are becoming increasingly more expensive at restaurants; drinking water can be a cheap alternative. 4. Helps you lose weight Drinking water has the ability to increase your metabolic rate, thus helping [...]

Tap Water Filter San Diego

Filtering Tap Water in San Diego

What if you could drink crystal clear, healthy and delicious water out of every tap in your home? With One Water Systems home water filters, you can! One convenient system installs in your home and filters your water as it comes into your home's plumbing. This means less build up in your pipes, less maintenance on your plumbing and of course healthy, clean water from every tap. Based in San Diego, One Water Systems has helped THOUSANDS of homes [...]

Technology and Drinking Water’s Future…

In 2011, there were 8,322 reported violations of maximum contaminant levers affecting 14,915,599 people. There were 109,167 total violations from all categories in 2011 - a big increase from 2010 where there were only 75,857 total violations.The EPA reported 93.2 percent of the population are on water supplies that meet all health related standards: 4,1010 systems out of the 53,000 violated an MCL and 1,264 violated a treatment standard and the violations are somewhat reduced from 2010. [...]

Some more information on Arsenic

Facts about arsenic What is arsenic and where did it come from, and why are we just hearing about it now? Arsenic is a naturally occurring mineral in groundwater. It is found in water all over the world as both As3 (arsenite) and As5 (arsenate). In Bangladesh it is truly a health crisis.1 In South America, 7,000-year-old Andean mummies showed the effects of arsenicosis (arsenic poisoning) from prolonged exposure to contaminated drinking water. Europe was the first to lower their arsenic [...]

Fluoride in our water

Children in fluoridated countries are greatly over-exposed to fluoride. When fluoridation began in 1940s, 10% of children were expected to develop dental fluorosis (damage to the enamel involving discoloration and/or mottling) in its very mild form. Today, the prevalence in fluoridated countries is much higher—41% of all American children aged 12-15 are now impacted with some form of dental fluorosis (CDC, 2010), with over 10% in categories (mild, moderate and severe) that may need expensive treatment.

Hot Showers and premature aging

In today's society, everyone showers and bathes in heavily chlorinated water on a regular basis. Chlorine is a useful chemical that is used to treat our tap water and make it safe for drinking. Unfortunately it is also a toxic and abrasive chemical substance that is extremely irritating on human skin and lungs. When you take a shower, the heat opens up your pores and your skin absorbs large amounts of chlorine from both the water and the steam. [...]

Water Testing in the U.S.

The 2011 Healthy Pools campaign reported that half of U.S. swimming pools tested had improper pH and chlorine levels. Just this week, a study released by the National Ground Water Assn. found that 40% of the Pennsylvania private wells it tested exceeded health or aesthetic standards. These studies tell us that homeowners are not regularly testing or properly treating the water they use everyday.

The Filtration Process

The filtration process: This filter media blocks passage of contaminants through physical obstruction The filtration process involves some type of filter media, over which water flows. This filter media blocks passage of contaminants through physical obstruction, chemical adsorption, or a combination of both processes. Material construction of the filter media varies widely, but the most effective... medias are made from carbon or a combination of carbon with other elements. Modern filtration technology allows water filters to remove more and more [...]