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Carole Allen
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           Carole Allen
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Is Your Water Safe To Drink

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on February 24, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)
By Carole Allen

Taken from a talk by Kelly Reynolds PH.D.at Multipure's Convention 2016

                        

Including Lead and Arsenic V.

Microbiological contaminants causing microbes in water are unhealthy and even life threatening. For example, bacteria that live in the intestinal tracts of humans and other warm blooded animals, such as Escherichia coli, SalmonellaShigella, andVibrio, can contaminate water if feces enters the water.

Water Born VirusBacteria, and Parasites such as Cryptosporidium  
and Giardia‎:

These Microrganisims cause cysts which attach to your gut preventing you from absorbing nutrients.

Once in your gut cryptosporidiosis will result.

What are the symptoms of cryptosporidiosis?

The most common symptom of cryptosporidiosis is watery diarrhea. There may also be abdominal cramps, nausea, low-grade fever, dehydration, and weight loss. Symptoms usually develop 4 to 6 days after infection but may appear anytime from 2 to 10 days after infection.

Parasites are Chlorine resistant

Chlorine is the # 1 method used in municipalities for water disinfection.
  • Cryptosporidium and Giardia are the most common protozoa of concern in U.S. drinking water.
  • They are fecal, oral intestinal parasites of many warm-blooded animals.
  • There are several species of each, and some can infect humans.
  • Cryptosporidium has a more complex reproductive cycle, although both can survive in water or food environments, and they reproduce and become infectious in the host’s intestines…
  • Water filration is used to get rid of parasites
Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern including Cryptosporidium reduction under Standard 53.

Water-based infection are Difficult to Control. 
Post treatment in municipalities as water sits in storage tanks in distribution pipes and plumbing in your home.
Your water is not sterile when it reaches your home.

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  Carole
  386 4377019


Multipure NSF Certification

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on January 15, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 WHAT IS IN OUR WATER?

 


Many potentially harmful contaminants have yet to be evaluated, much less regulated.
The E.P.A. has compiled a list of 100 potentially risky chemicals and 12 microbes that are known or expected to be found in public water systems, but are not yet regulated.


Multipure has been NSF to reduce up to 90 contaminants more than any other water filter on the market. 
Some companies tout their products as “tested according to NSF standards” or “meets NSF testing requirements,” but unless they have been officially NSF certified, such claims are not a guarantee of quality.


NSF is a third-party not-for profit organization that certifies product performance.
NSF International literally sets the standard for performance testing for drinking water filters, and their extensive testing and certification of Multipure products is proof of Multipure’s performance.

The NSF Certification is your assurance that the filter you buy really does filter out what it claims to.
Detailed NSF Certified Contaminant Reduction List for Multipure Solid Carbon Block Filters

A demonstration concerning misleading statements about total dissolved solids.

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on January 12, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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Make the right choice!

Millions of people will purchase some kind of drinking water filter over the next year, but unless they purchase a Multipure system and filter, they will be buying a product that provides less than ideal drinking water. So as a Multipure customer, you have an opportunity to have the best solution, and best choice, for better, healthier water.


Multipure filters remove harmful contaminants from your tap water without removing the natural beneficial minerals that your body needs; this allows you to drink water that is safer, more refreshing, and healthier for you. In addition, Multipure provides this delicious and healthy drinking water when you need it, conveniently at your fingertips in your home.


 


 

 

 

Multipure Water Filters Offer Effective Solutions for Reducing Dangerous Levels of Chromium VI in Drinking Water

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on January 10, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Copyright: likephotoman / 123RF Stock Photop>News report of contaminant's widespread presence raises public drinking water concerns. MultiPure has solutions to health concerns in drinking water. President Obama's Cancer Research Panel encourages Americans to protect themselves from water-borne carcinogens by simply using an effective water filter.
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Chromium (or chromium-6) is a highly toxic form of the naturally occurring metal chromium. It is a well-known human carcinogen when inhaled, and recent evidence indicates it can cause stomach or gastrointestinal cancer when ingested in drinking water. A different form of this metal, trivalent chromium, is an essential nutrient.

How does it get into tap water?

Hexavalent chromium can enter water through industrial contamination from manufacturing facilities, including electroplating factories, leather tanneries and textile manufacturing facilities, or from disposal of fluids used in cooling towers before 1990. It also occurs naturally in some minerals. The commonly used tap water disinfectant chlorine can transform trivalent chromium into toxic hexavalent chromium.

 

Multpure’s model MP750 AquaRO is certified by NSF International to reduce levels of hexavalent  chromium


Multipure Water Filters Offer Effective Solutions for Reducing Dangerous Levels of Chromium VI in Drinking Water

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on January 7, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

News report of contaminant's widespread presence raises public drinking water concerns. Multi-Pure has solutions to health concerns in drinking water. President Obama's Cancer Research Panel encourages Americans to protect themselves from water-borne carcinogens by simply using an effective water filter.
Read Article  

Chromium (or chromium-6) is a highly toxic form of the naturally occurring metal chromium. It is a well-known human carcinogen when inhaled, and recent evidence indicates it can cause stomach or gastrointestinal cancer when ingested in drinking water. A different form of this metal, trivalent chromium, is an essential nutrient. 

How does it get into tap water?
Hexavalent chromium can enter water through industrial contamination from manufacturing facilities, including electroplating factories, leather tanneries and textile manufacturing facilities, or from disposal of fluids used in cooling towers before 1990. It also occurs naturally in some minerals. The commonly used tap water disinfectant chlorine can transform trivalent chromium into toxic hexavalent chromium.

Multpure’s model MP750 AquaRO  is certified by NSF International to reduce levels of hexavalent chromium

Multipure Reduces Chromium 6

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on January 7, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

PRESS RELEASE
Multipure Products Effective at Reducing Levels of Chromium VI
in Water
New report of contaminant’s widespread presence raises public drinking water concern.
Las Vegas, NV, December 21, 2010:
Millions of Americans are at potential risk from Chromium VI
http://www.multipure.com/cgi-multipure/sb/ref.cgi?storeid=*162485fa665771db17c0ab5df7&name=Carole_Allen_424948&url=http://www.multipure.com/store/AquaRO.htmlcontamination in their drinking water. Homeowners can protect themselves from the contaminant with a Multipure drinking water system. New reports from the Washington Postand the
Environmental Working Group (EWG)indicate the suspected carcinogen is more widespread than
previously thought –Read More:

Some industry experts indicate this level may be unrealistically low, citing limitations of the EPA’s analytical methods in detecting such low concentrations.
Multpure’s model MP750 AquaRO  is certified by NSF International to reduce levels of hexavalent chromium

What Are PFC's

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on January 6, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)
                                                                                 
What are PFCs?

Commonly known as PFCs and PFOA's  (per- and poly-fluorinated chemicals), these chemicals are put into products to make them more resistant to stains, grease and water, and may also be used in some food packaging, as well as in some firefighting materials. Because they help reduce friction, they are also used in a variety of other industries, including aerospace, automotive, building and construction, and electronics.
Anytime a fabric is labeled waterproof, water-resistant, or stain resistant it is most likely made with PFCs. They break down very slowly in the environment.

Where are PFC’s found?

PFCs have been detected in drinking water all over the United States in both fresh and saltwater.
Throughout the world  these chemicals are found in water bodies, even in the deep sea and have also been detected in remote areas, such as the Arctic and Antarctic and polar ice caps. Some PFC's accumulate in fish living in contaminated waters.

The metal, paper and textiles industries use a wide range of products containing PFCs. Monitoring studies suggested that where PFC's were detected, drinking water treatment did not remove these chemicals. However, new data show that PFC's are effectively removed by granular activated carbon absorbers.

Some PFC’S can dissolve in water. are water-soluble and spread by way of water flow. Therefore,drinking water may be a major source of exposure.The worldwide spread – for instance, in Arctic snow – raises the question of how the chemicals are able to reach even remote areas. Chemists have shown that they are distributed globally by means of airstreams

PFCs can be released into the environment from landfill sites where products and materials that contain these chemicals are sent for disposal, and into ground and surface water through sewer discharges. The biggest environmental concern about PFC's is that they do not break down in the environment and can travel long distances in water and air currents. and remain in the environment for a long time.

Why should I be concerned about PFC’s

PFC's have been shown to be toxic to some animals, and because they don’t break down, they can bioaccumulate and biomagnify in some wildlife, including fish. This means that fish and animals higher in the food chain may accumulate high concentrations of PFC's in their bodies.  
The chemicals are also known as endocrine disrupters and have been linked to so many health problems – cancer, miscarriages, thyroid problems, birth defects, reproductive problems, and other serious health problems that they have been phased out in the US and essentially banned in Europe.

How Can I lower My Risk of PFC's in my drinking water.

Granular activated carbon (GAC) filters have been recognized as effective technologies for reducing PFC compounds from water. Install a water filter for drinking water (even in your shower or bath)
Multipure’s carbon block filters offer a vastly greater carbon surface area to filter PFCs.
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been tested and certified by NSF for the reduction PCB's PCB (Endocrine Disrupter) under (ANSI/NSF Standard 53)






Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) September 02, 2016 -- Multipure touts the effectiveness of Carbon Block Filters in treating PFC contamination
New Studies Highlight Dangers of PFC Contamination in Drinking Water

Recent studies published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters (ESTL) and Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) examine the presence and effects of drinking water contamination by poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These chemicals, part of a broader category of substances known as perfluorochemicals (PFC), have been linked to negative effects including high cholesterol, hormone suppression, cancer, and decreased child immune system health.

Copyright: danomyte / 123RF Stock Photo

Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water:

Posted by Carole Allen on July 1, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Basic Information about Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water: Total Trihalomethanes, Haloacetic Acids, Bromate, and Chlorite

To protect drinking water from disease-causing organisms, or pathogens, water suppliers often add a disinfectant, such as chlorine, to drinking water. However, disinfection practices can be complicated because certain microbial pathogens, such as Cryptosporidium, are highly resistant to traditional disinfection practices. Also, disinfectants themselves can react with naturally-occurring materials in the water to form byproducts, which may pose health risks.
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WQA says homeowners should turn to certified products for removing Trihalomethanes

LISLE, IL, March 4, 2013 (Water Tech) — The Water Quality Association says homeowners concerned about trihalomethanes in their water supply should turn to certified products to learn about options for removing the contaminant, according to a press release
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Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International, under Standard 53, to reduce Trihalomethanes, a VOC.



Arsenic

Posted by Carole Allen on June 28, 2015 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Arsenic water treatment technical tips
A breakdown of this harmful contaminant and what customers must be mindful of.

February 3, 2014 (Water Tech - editorial staff )
Today, most consumers and prospects are at least mildly aware of the health risks involved with drinking water containing high levels of arsenic (As), or even low levels over a period of time. Water treatment dealers often face a different challenge when communicating that arsenic may be present in a consumer’s water.

Since arsenic is an odorless, tasteless metalloid, which can enter water naturally through the erosion of natural deposits in the Earth, most end consumers will not be able to conclude that this contaminant is present in their drinking water without testing.

Arsenic is acutely toxic, but it also has chronic toxicity and it is a human carcinogen. Inorganic arsenic (arsenate and arsenite) is considered more of a risk than the organic forms that predominate in the diet. Skin, bladder and lung cancer have been identified from exposures to inorganic arsenic at high water and dietary exposure levels.

To read complete article, go to:
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/167517-arsenic-water-treatment-technical-tips

Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern. Multipure’s Aquaperform (MP880) units have been certified by NSF International, under Standard 53, to reduce Arsenic V.


How Lead Get???s In Your Drinking Water

Posted by Carole Allen on June 27, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)



1. Lead Piping Corrosion

2. Water Pollution

 Until the 1980’s, lead piping was commonly used for residential home water supply systems. While the lead piping itself is insoluble with water, corrosion of the piping ultimately results in traces of lead dissolving into the water. Brass faucets and fixtures can also leach significant amounts of lead into your water supply.

3,000 deaths from lead poisoning every year. It’s a serious problem and it’s found in your drinking water. What can you do about it? Find out now!


Understanding salinity in drinking water

Posted by Carole Allen on June 27, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

…In the article, Cotruvo explains that a significant component of the quality of drinking water is salinity (dissolved solids), which can be beneficial or harmful, as well as aesthetically pleasing or a reason for rejection of the water.
He states, “Distilled water, desalinated water and rainwater have minimal salt content. Seawater and brines have tens of thousands of parts per million (ppm) of salts, and typical drinking waters can have hundreds to well over 1,000 ppm, mostly less than 200 ppm concentration (ppm equals milligrams per liter of water). The problems are: How much is too much salinity? What are aesthetic issues? Are there any potential health consequences, and can it be managed at a reasonable cost?”
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/169383-understanding-salinity-in-drinking-water


Nitrates

Posted by Carole Allen on June 27, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

…Although nitrates and nitrites may still contaminate consumers’ drinking water supplies after they have been municipally treated, domestic wells are at a higher risk of contamination as they are not federally regulated to monitor nitrate levels. Water dealers must educate their customers the right way and adequately understand certification criteria and system performance.
High levels of nitrate contamination can lead to such health concerns as “blue baby syndrome,” or infant methemoglobiemia. However, the greatest risks to infants from nitrate exposure occur when both microbial contaminants and nitrate are present in water…
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/169265-educating-customers-the-right-way-when-it-comes-to-nitrates
Multipure Commentary:
Multipure’s AquaRO has been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern including Nitrates under Standard 58.


Chromium-6 in U.S. Tap Water

Posted by Carole Allen on June 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)


View and Download our report here: Chromium-6 in U.S. Tap Water

Cancer-causing chemical found in 89 percent of cities sampled

Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group have detected hexavalent chromium, the carcinogenic “Erin Brockovich chemical,” in tap water from 31 of 35 American cities. The highest levels were in Norman, Okla.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Riverside, Calif. In all, water samples from 25 cities contained the toxic metal at concentrations above the safe maximum recently proposed by California regulators.

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Tap This: Why You Simply MUST Filter Your Water

Posted by Carole Allen on June 24, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Water is a life-sustaining fluid that’s essential to health, but can undermine it if you’re drinking straight out of the tap. The trouble is, drink tap or even spring water and you’ll likely be getting more than you bargained for – chlorine, fluorine compounds, Trihalomethanes (THMs), assorted hormones, pesticides and even trace amounts of prescription drugs. It can be a witches’ brew of health-killing effluvia – but you can improve the odds. Here’s the low-down on water, and how to turn it back into the health drink nature intended: Read More:


Tap Water


Bottled Water

Posted by Carole Allen on June 24, 2015 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard

Posted by Carole Allen on June 24, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)


What’s In Your Bottled Water – Besides Water?

Pure, clean water.
That’s what the ads say. But what does the lab say?
When you shell out for bottled water, which costs up to 1,900 times more than tap water, you have a right to know what exactly is inside that pricey plastic bottle

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Readers Digest Bottled Water

Posted by Carole Allen on June 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Rethink What You Drink

http://www.rd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/4-experts-weigh-in-bottled-or-tap-water-pa.jpgChemicals, contaminants, pollution, price: new reasons to rethink what you drink and beware of bottled water.
Remember the drinking fountain, that once ubiquitous, and free, source of H2O? It seems quaint now. Instead, bottled water is everywhere, in offices, airplanes, stores, homes and restaurants across the country. We consumed over eight billion gallons of the stuff in 2006, a 10 percent increase from 2005. It’s refreshing, calorie-free, convenient to carry around, tastier than some tap water and a heck of a lot healthier than sugary sodas. But more and more, people are questioning whether the water, and the package it comes in, is safe, or at least safer than tap water—and if the convenience is worth the environmental impact



PIB supports former EPA official stance on perchlorate regulation

Posted by Carole Allen on June 22, 2015 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

According to a recent news release, the Perchlorate Information Bureau (PIB) announced it agrees with Water Technology Technical Editor Dr. Joseph Cotruvo’s statements in the December issue’s Professor POU/POE.

In the Professor POU/POE feature, Cotruvo discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to regulate perchlorate in drinking water and questions whether the health benefits of a national regulation of perchlorate would outweigh potential costs, stated the release…
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/169602-pib-supports-former-epa-officials-stance-on-perchlorate-regulation
Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern including Multipure’s AquaRo for Perchlorate reduction under Standard 58.


Water contaminants in the U.S. provide opportunities

Posted by Carole Allen on June 22, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

As U.S. citizens, we assume our tap water continues to be safe to drink and bathe in. Reports have confirmed its quality over the last few years, but several reports in the last six months have raised concern and the need for action…

http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/169571-water-contaminants-in-the-us-provide-opportunities
Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern


Mercury

Posted by Carole Allen on June 22, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

What it is:

  • Mercury (Hg) is a silvery metal with a melting point of -39o C, so it is a liquid under normal conditions.
  • Its atomic number is 80 and its atomic weight is 200.59 daltons.
  • Its specific gravity is 13.59 times water’s.
  • It is found in cinnabar ore as mercuric sulfide primarily on the Iberian Peninsula. Heating the oxide to 500o C produces metallic mercury that distills out.
  • It forms a variety of organic and inorganic compounds, including Hg+1 and Hg+2 salts, oxides and sulfides, as well as organometallic compounds like dimethylmercury and methylmercuric chloride, and complexes with amines.
  • Mercury and its compounds have many commercial and industrial uses. The metal has been used in thermometers and barometers and as a seal in some electrical switches.
  • The salts have been used as biocides. Until 1991, interior latex paints commonly contained mercuric fungicides. It is also used in dental amalgams.
  • Mercury and its compounds are mobile, and they enter the environment from combustion of fossil fuels and biological processes producing alkyl mercury compounds that are much more toxic than the salts and elemental mercury…

http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/169588-contaminant-of-the-month-mercury
Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern including Mercury under Standard 53.