Faucet Mount Water Filters: Which is Best?

As many as 63 million people — nearly a fifth of the United States — from rural central California to the boroughs of New York City, were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade, according to a News21 investigation of 680,000 water quality and monitoring violations from the Environmental Protection Agency. (USA Today, August 2017)

That's a pretty shocking statistic, isn't it? It's no wonder that more people all the time are turning to water filters to protect their health.

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Countertop Gravity Water Filters: Which is Best? | 2018 Edition

[This post was originally published March 24, 2017 and has been updated for 2018.]

What's so great about gravity water filters?

Plenty! They're simple to use and can give you a fresh ​supply of clean drinking water any time and any place.

But how do you know which one is the best?​ There are so many to pick from these days!

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Which Water Filters are Best for Removing Lead?

Lead in drinking water is "one of the greatest environmental threats we face as a country."

So said Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, earlier this year. 

He also said that the agency hopes to eliminate the problem in the next ten years, but apparently there is no plan in place to accomplish that goal. Hmm.

Are you concerned about lead in your drinking water?

If so, I have a suggestion for you. Don't wait around for the government to fix the problem for you. You might be waiting for a long, long time. 

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What’s the Best Shower Head Filter? | 2018 Edition

[This post was originally published in May of 2017. It has been updated for 2018.]

Pop quiz time: Do you know what the largest organ in the human body is?

Congratulations if your answer was "skin"!

If you're an average size person, your skin covers an area of about 20 square feet. That big area of skin is able to absorb a lot of impurities. So, you want to be careful about what you expose your skin to on a regular basis.

One of the best ways to protect your skin and hair from harmful contaminants like chlorine is by using a shower filter. They're not expensive, they're simple to install, and they can make a huge difference in the way you feel and look.

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