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…

Is a Home Water Filtration System Really Worth It?

By Daniel Klein

Considering that the average adult human body comprises about 60% water, it should be no surprise that water is critical for our bodies to function properly. Knowing this, wouldn’t you want to make sure you treat yourself to the cleanest, purest, healthiest water available? And if you could enjoy that healthy water while saving money…

Is It Safe to Drink from a Garden Hose?

By Daniel Klein

It’s one of those perfect summer days. The sun is shining bright and high overhead. A few small puffy clouds float by while a few birds chirp from the trees, watching the children below play hide-and-seek in the neighborhood.  One of the kids runs past a garden hose and thinks of how refreshing a quick…