Frequently asked questions
Why should I filter my water?
As we all know, your body is mostly made up of water. Water is the substance that makes life possible, and permeates our whole body.
When you bathe in or drink contaminated water, you are subjecting your body to injury at a very basic and invasive level - water and its constituents are readily absorbed by the body, both when ingested and through the skin.
Isn't city water already treated to be safe and pure?
Municipal water is treated, certainly, to kill bacteria and other organisms, usually with a chlorine compound.
The problem is that this chlorine compound, so deadly to bacteria, is also deadly to you!
Chlorine is not only a deadly poison, but it also dries out your hair and skin, and can change your hair color.
How well do your filters work on chlorine?
Our KDF filters work very well on keeping chlorine out of your water - up to 99% of the chlorine is filtered out!
Is chlorine the only problem with my water?
Depending on your location, your well or municipal water can have many contaminants: rust particles in iron rich areas, sulphur, lead, copper, and other heavy metals are just some of the possible water contaminants.
How well do your filters work on these contaminants?
Extremely well. Water filtered with any of our filters will be clear and sparkling, get rid of itching and rashes, and make your skin glow and your hair shine!
What kind of filter set-up is best for me?
If you want maximum protection for your home, the best way is with a whole house system, which filters every drop of water coming into your house.
Why a pre-filter?
If your water has a lot of sediment, or if you want to extend the life of your filter, a pre-filter is very useful. This is a coarser filter inline with your fine filter which is easily cleaned and keeps most of the larger particles from prematurely clogging your filter.
How do I get the best drinking water?
For the best drinking water, get the Undercounter Water Filter System #60010 or one of are other simular systems with a KDF/GAC filter. This is the same technology that the bottled water companies use to produce their expensive bottled water, as well as hospitals, business and others use.
What type of material (media) is the actual filter made of?
Our newest unit is the AQUAPURE PRO FOUR STAGE SHOWER FILTER. A new four stage design with NSF approved media. Stops hair color change from well water, copper pipes and city water. · AQUAPURE PRO -- "FOUR STAGE SHOWER FILTER". · Contains Anisotropic Ferrite Magnet, KDF, PI calcium from Japan, Hydro-Chlorox Ceramic Ball from Europe. · Our newest and our best contains 3 stages of water cleansing & softening media plus a magnet. · OUR CUSTOMERS TELL US THIS FILTER WORKS BETTER THEN ANY OTHER SHOWER FILTER THEY HAVE USED. THEY LOVE THE LOOK AND FEEL THIS GIVES TO THE SKIN AND HAIR.
The Santé #49790 Destroyer Shower Filter uses loose KDF® media, (tested to meet NSF standards 42 and 61). This will not break down in hot water. This filter is very effective and is our second best selling filter.
How do your filters work?
The media has been molded into a hard foam disc that looks like a gold sponge. Water enters the triple filtration chamber of the filter and is dispersed through a non - woven filter pad.
The water then turns and twists through the Power Disc's maze of copper - zinc fibers before exiting the chamber.
Do your filters ever clog up?
Almost never. Due to the manufacturing process, we never see clogging or channeling as you can with other brands of shower filters. We do offer a pre filter for areas with very heavy sediment or rust in the water.
Here's from the chicagotribune.com
Aquafina labels to spell out water source
By VINNEE TONG AP Business Writer 2:29 PM CDT, July 27, 2007 NEW YORK
So you thought that water in your Aquafina bottle came from some far-away spring bubbling deep in a glen? Try the same place as the water in your tap.
PepsiCo Inc. is the latest company to offer some clarity about the source of its top-selling bottled water as it announced on Friday it would change the label on Aquafina water bottles to spell out that the drink comes from the same source as tap water.
A group called Corporate Accountability International has been pressuring bottled water sellers to curb what it calls misleading marketing practices. The group has criticized PepsiCo over its blue Aquafina label with a mountain logo as perpetuating the misconception that the water comes from spring sources. Aquafina is the single biggest bottled water brand, and its bottles are now labeled "P.W.S."
The new labels will spell out "public water source." "If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it's a reasonable thing to do," PepsiCo spokeswoman Michelle Naughton said Friday. Aquafina water is taken from public sources then purified in a seven-step process.
The corporate accountability group is also pressing for similar concessions from The Coca-Cola Co., which owns the Dasani water brand, and Nestle Waters North America, seller of Nestle Pure Life purified drinking water, which gets some of its water from municipal sources.
Dasani's Web site says that Dasani comes from local water supplies, is filtered using a process called reverse osmosis and enhanced with minerals. "We don't believe that consumers are confused about the source of Dasani water," Coca-Cola spokeswoman Diana Garza Ciarlante said. "The label clearly states that it is purified water."
Sales of bottled water has been a growing source of revenue for companies such as PepsiCo, based in Purchase, N.Y., and Atlanta-based Coca-Cola as they lessen their dependence on sales of traditional carbonated sodas, as consumer concern over health issues has weakened demand. Nestle said Friday it has been printing new labels for its Pure Life water that say whether the water comes from municipal supplies or ground water, and the labels will begin showing up later this year.
Pure Life is the only Nestle bottled water that uses public water sources and the company did not have an estimate for how much of its supply originates from public sources. Wholesale sales of bottled water grew to $11 billion in 2006, according to the Beverage Marketing Corp., and the industry is expected to maintain growth rates of about 10 percent.
The fastest growing segment of the industry is sales of bottles of less than 1.5 liters, which includes the individual serving sizes sold in many convenience and grocery stores. The decisions by Nestle and PepsiCo come as criticism grows over environmental concerns about the industry's use of local water sources as well as consumption of resin and energy to package and ship the bottles.
Last month alone, a barrage of news hit the industry: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom banned city-funded purchases of bottled water; New York City launched an ad campaign called "Get Your Fill" to promote the benefits of tap water; and the U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution to bring attention to the importance of public water systems and the negative impact of bottled water.
"I think it's unfortunate we have gotten into this tap water vs. bottled water debate," the CEO of the International Bottled Water Association, Joe Doss, said. "I do not think consumers are uniformly replacing tap water with bottled water."
PepsiCo shares fell 55 cents to $66.29 in afternoon trading Friday amid a broad market pullback.
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