[Mintwood-place] Water Filter
jonaugust at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 17:14:46 UTC 2010
You mean Aquasana. And the only test results they offer on their web site
is certification of Chlorine Reduction.
VOCs do not include the problem with fish in the Potomac. VOCs (according
to wikipedia) come from things like:
Paint, Chloroflourocarbons, chlorocarbons, formaldehyde and MTBE
Nasty stuff, but I'd also rather not be consuming hormones from my water.
Does anyone get water delivered from sources that aren't contaminated?
Preferably in 5 gallon glass jugs?
On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 12:31 PM, <koltwills at aol.com> wrote:
> You probably already know this, but what you need is a filter that removes
> VOCs, or volatile organic compounds.
> Aquafina's filters do that. They have whole-house filters, countertop
> filters, and under-sink models. And they have shower filters as well.
> Check their website. You can also turn up a bargain on eBay and,
> occasionally, Craig's List, with Aquafina filtration systems.
> Certainly, there must be others, but I'm most familiar with them.
> Unfortunately a lot of what are generally referred to as "emerging
> pollutants" cannot be removed; the science isn't developed enough. Frankly,
> a lot of the crap in the water supply can't even be reliably detected.
> Potable water sources these days are a soup of estrogens, estrogen mimickers
> (disinfectant hand soaps among them), pharmaceuticals, and other mutagenic
> compounds -- hey, scary, but what are you gonna do? The technology to
> detect and remove the garbage people are putting in the water lags behind
> our ability to pollute it.
> This is the BP ("Buggering the Planet") Age. [image: :-\]
> People, a plea. If you're still flushing your unused/expired meds down the
> toilet, STOP!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon August <jonaugust at gmail.com>
> To: Mintwood-place at lists.mutualaid.org <Mintwood-place at lists.mutualaid.org
> Sent: Thu, Jun 3, 2010 11:59 am
> Subject: [Mintwood-place] Water Filter
> Has anyone found a water filter that claims to remove lead and hormones?
> The only solid claims I ever see on water filters is the removal of chlorine.
> With lead pipes in the streets and male Potomac fish growing vaginas, chlorine
> is the least of my concerns.
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