Does Boiling Water Make It Safe?

By Daniel Klein

As Americans are hearing more and more stories about local water contamination in places like Flint and Benton Harbor, it’s becoming clear that water safety is an issue that can strike anywhere at any time. From corroded lead pipes to water contamination following a storm surge, communities across the country may find themselves facing unsafe…

Is a Filtered Water Bottle the Answer to All Your Needs?

By Daniel Klein

Concerns over the quality of drinking water in America are not new, with water contamination being an issue that spans not just decades but centuries. Water contamination crises in cities like Benton Harbor and Flint constantly remind consumers across the country that water from their tap might not be safe to drink.  In fact, between…

Why Hand Sanitizer Can’t Replace Washing Your Hands

By Daniel Klein

In 1846, Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis noticed that women giving birth in the medical maternity ward of his hospital had a much higher death rate at the hands of students and doctors than the women cared for by the midwives in a different ward of the hospital.  Semmelweis noticed that the students and doctors performed…

The Pros and Cons of Relying on a Filtered Water Pitcher

By Daniel Klein

It should go without saying that you want to drink clean and pure water that is free of contaminants. With the news of more water testing positive for lead and other compounds, you want to know that the water you are drinking in your home isn’t going to make you and your family members sick.…

How Often Should You Change Your Fridge Filter?

By Daniel Klein

These days, most newer refrigerator models have in-door water and ice dispensers. While this won’t cover every household need for clean, filtered water, they are convenient for grabbing a quick drink and staying hydrated. However, these replaceable fridge water filters need to be changed regularly to keep the water and ice tasting pure.   When…

Is a Refrigerator Water Filter Sufficient for Your Needs?

By Daniel Klein

We all love the convenience of a fridge with built-in water and ice cube dispensers. It’s easy, functional, and seems to be a safer option for drinking water. After all, such appliances come with a refrigerator water filter that purifies the H20 — so surely they can be relied on to remove all the harmful…