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The environmental cost of disposable plastic bottles, the potential leaching of chemicals from plastic into water, the often dubious claims made concerning water sources, and the sheer price leave us thinking a water filtration system is a greener and more reliable source of purer, cleaner water. A recent bottled water recall has done little to […]

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Most people enjoy a good swim; however, few enjoy the negative impact chlorine has on their skin and hair. With that said, many remain unaware that they expose themselves to chlorine outside the swimming pool, when they step into their bathroom showers. Chlorine in Our Water Most everyone expects a high dose of chlorine when […]

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Beneath the average American town lies a dizzying array of interconnected waterways. Sewage systems gather wastewater, channel it to water treatment facilities, and release treated water. Freshwater enters water-treatment facilities from lakes, rivers and reservoirs, passing through a labyrinth of inter-connected pipes on its journey to homes and faucets. A third system of runoff pipes […]

Dirty Water Debate | Pelican Water

Over the past several months, residents of Flint, Michigan have endured disturbing water quality issues that have left them frustrated and angry. It all started shortly after the city – in an attempt to save money – stopped purchasing treated Lake Huron water from Detroit in favor of locally-treated water drawn from the Flint River. […]

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Fresh produce in American grocery stores contains residual amounts of pesticides, which may include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and agricultural chemicals. Even organic food can harbor fertilizer residue, and both organic and nonorganic produce can be contaminated with microorganisms from soil or animal manure. The FDA, the EPA, and the US Department of Agriculture share responsibility […]