What is the Best Way to Remove Chloramine from Water?

What is Chloramine in Water? The majority of the tap water supply in America has been treated by chloramine in the recent years. Just like chlorine, chloramine is a type of disinfectant added in water supply to improve drinking water quality and remove the harmful components. Chloramine is used to kill bacteria, viruses, and protozoan by breaking down their cell walls. This prevents them from causing diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, hepatitis, and typhoid. Since bacteria, viruses, and protozoa are too small for filters, there’s no physical or chemical-free method of handling these tiny contaminants in public water supply. Why...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

May 07, 2021

13 Things You Need To Know About Reverse Osmosis Systems

The effects of contaminants in domestic water are well documented. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that “Contaminants in our water can lead to health issues, including gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders.” Adding, “Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems may be at increased risk for becoming sick after drinking contaminated water.” Crucial as it may be, clean water is not guaranteed for many people. For instance, the World Health Organization reports that “Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 485,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.” Although governments and local authorities...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

April 29, 2021

Is Well Water Safe to Drink?

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) reveals that, although most households of the U.S. population depend on a municipal water system for water, about 15% of them still drink water from a private well. EPA is responsible for monitoring and regulating municipal water supplies that is normally disinfected with chlorine at a local water treatment facility. On the other hand, the property owners are responsible for the monitoring, testing, and treating their private well and the water it provides. Well Water vs. City Water When a home relies on well water for its household water supply, it means they get their...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

April 21, 2021

Japan’s Plan to Dump Fukushima waste water into the Pacific Raises Safety Concern

Recently, Japan has announced it will release more than 1m tons of contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. The announcement triggered a warm discussion among neighboring countries, including China and South Korea. Will the Fukushima Radioactive Water Impact the US and Canada? Dumping nuclear waste water into the Pacific Ocean will cause a permanent harm to the entire human race and the ecological environments. The communities and environment the world depend on will suffer from serious, long-term consequences, more than what is expected. Asides from the obvious pollution in the ocean and sea...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

April 16, 2021

Can Home Water Treatment Deal with Lead Contaminated Water

The Flint water crisis started in 2014 that exposed the citizen's health with tap water contaminated by brain-damaging lead did shock the public. And it is just in the very recent, an analysis conducted by the Chicago Tribune also found that homes in Illinois had the lead levels in tap water as extreme as Flint during the past six years, consisting of hundreds and even thousands of parts per billion. It is believed that more communities in the United States are exposed to lead. What’s the reason for that? Table of Contents 1. What makes the city water get contaminated...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

April 12, 2021

What Is TDS and How to Measure It?

What is TDS in water? TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids and represents the total concentration of dissolved substances in water. TDS is the term used to describe the inorganic salts and small amounts of organic matter present in solution in water. The primary components of TDS are usually calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium cations and carbonate, hydrogencarbonate, chloride, sulfate, and nitrate anions. TDS in water supplies can originate from natural sources, sewage, urban and agricultural run-off, and industrial wastewater. The salts used for road de-icing in wintertime can also contribute to the TDS loading of water supplies. Is Low-TDS...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

March 25, 2021

How to Get Rid of PFAS Chemicals in Water

If you read the news a lot, you must have ever come across reports of PFAS(per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals found in wells, rivers, landfills, or groundwater somewhere in the US or elsewhere in other countries. According to a recent report by the Department of Environmental Protection,one-third of 114 Pennsylvania public water systems were found to contain the toxic PFAS chemicals, although none of them exceed the EPA’s upper limit of 70 PPM. In another report, the PFAS chemicals are detected in groundwater at nearly 60 closed landfills in Minnesota, at amounts higher than the state’s acceptable level for safe...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

March 25, 2021

How to Deal with the Bad Smells in Water After Huston Boil Advisory Lifted?

Reports of bad smells in water across the Huston area to the local water agency increased after the boil advisory was lifted on Feb, 20th. Huston citizens turned to social media complaining about the bad smell in the water, which some people suggest the water smells like chlorine and some people describe the water has a funny taste like dirt or metal, etc. Houston Public Works conducted more than 100 tests on drinking water samples since the boil notice was lifted on Sunday, the spokesperson claimed that although the smell of the water had noticeably changed, the drinking water actually...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

February 26, 2021

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Said, “Boil Tap Water Before Drinking”

The recent sudden power outage in Texas left everyone worried. Homes and businesses were left stranded after a deadly blast of winter left the electrical grid dead. Millions of Texans had to deal with the harsh weather, but this was only half of the problem. The other half is the absence of clean water due to the power outage.  Despite the power being restored to more homes and businesses just after a week, the crisis is still very much in place, with thousands of people unable to access safe drinking water. Part of the weather-related power outage impacts was frozen...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

February 21, 2021

How to Remove Chromium 6 in Water

The name “hexavalent chromium” gained the prominence in the Erin Brockovich’s lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric Co., which alerted the public about this cancer-causing chemical. The utility company was found liable for dumping this type of chemical into the groundwater of Hinkley, CA. PG&E disguised the crisis and deceived the community on the effects of the hexavalent chromium along with the possible connection to the health problems of the residents in the town. The residents reached a $333-million settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for polluting the water, yet the story of Hinkley continues with no Hollywood ending,...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

December 16, 2020

Wildfires in California Raise Health Concerns over Contaminated Water

Wildfire leads to water contamination in California. Learn how to remove benzene and other toxic chemicals in the local water supply after wildfires. Table of Contents "The water smelled like diesel,” Gerald Buhrz, 77, said. "It smelled like you could probably light it with a match." This is a quote by a resident who lives in Santa Rosa, California. Luckily, the residents can detect the awful odor in water and report timely. Most of the time, chemicals dissolved in the drinking water after wildfires without a smell showing they're harmful. Benzene, for example, is a colorless chemical found in gasoline...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

October 17, 2020

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Water Supply 8 Texas Cities Were Alerted

Texas government releases disaster declaration over the safety of its city water supply. Read to learn how to access clean drinking water. Table of Contents --- Jenna Kieser/The FactsLake Jackson, Texas, residents stocked up on bottled water after the city released advisories about the water supply. It has been an arguable question when it comes to city water supply, especially after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Is our city water treatment reliable? You may not get a positive answer now in Lake Jackson, Texas. The residents in Lake Jackson are stocking up on bottled water after the city released...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

September 27, 2020

Giant Rats – Another Reason to Get a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System

Giant rats have the dangerous potentials of infecting waterbodies with harmful parasites. Install a Waterdrop Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System in your home to filter your feedwater before drinking or cooking with it. Table of Contents Giant rats are threats to humans. Giant rats are more threatening and less friendly to the human population. Also known as Nutrias, these huge rodents appear ordinarily harmless at first glance. However, on a closer, scientific look, they are known to spread parasites to water bodies. And when humans proceed to drink or use the water for creation, it leads to severe human infections....

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

September 06, 2020

Make Your Water Lead-Free With These Proven Tips

How come my water is contaminated with lead? Does it matter if I drink water with a high level of lead? How I can remove it? Waterdrop is here to solve the mystery. Table of Contents We find Lead in drinking water nowadays, and this is due to the Lead plumbing fixtures, pipes, and other faucets used in transporting the water from the source to our homes. Another possible culprit is the use of archaic plumbing system – pipe fittings, welding solder, and plumbing fixtures, especially those made before 1986.  A closer look at the contamination process of tap water...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

September 03, 2020

What Should Be Filtered out of Water?

What organic and inorganic contaminants should be filtered out of water? What are the differences and how are they gonna effect my health? How can I remove them from my tap water? Waterdrop is here to answer your questions. Table of Contents Everyone probably knows that contaminants are present in water. The pesticides, Arsenics, Mercury, and Chlorines, of this world are not entirely new to us. But what most of us do not know is that they belong to two of most confusing types of water contaminant—the organic and inorganic contaminants.  The categorization, according to scientists, is necessary to facilitate...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

August 27, 2020

Does Reverse Osmosis Remove Bacteria and Viruses?

Bacteria and viruses are going inside your body through water! Is bottled water a way to a contaminant-free life? Why is RO the right choice? How does it work? Check out to learn more! Due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), you must engage in preventive actions at all times. For example, you should wash your hands regularly. And don’t forget that your drinking water is also important. During a COVID-19 outbreak, you must pay attention to your drinking water. If viruses are in your drinking water or the water from your kitchen faucet, they may enter your...

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

June 01, 2020

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