Why Does Water…? Your 7 Top Water FAQs, Answered

By Daniel Klein

Water is one of our most basic needs, and a substance we encounter every day. But many of us still have questions about this common liquid. For example, if you’ve ever relaxed too long in a bath, you may wonder why your fingers prune up. Wonder no longer. Today, our experts are putting the “science”…

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…

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…

Benton Harbor and the Reality of Water Contamination in America

By Daniel Klein

Once again, Michigan is making headlines and not for a positive reason. In the state’s second high-profile lead contamination crisis in less than a decade, Benton Harbor, a city in the southwest region of the state, is experiencing a water crisis that echoes the infamous crisis in Flint. Now, with lead contamination back in the…

Is It Safe to Drink Water with Chlorine?

By Daniel Klein

Before the 1900s, rivers, lakes, and streams were the proverbial dumping grounds for sewage and waste. The growth of cities and awareness in the transmission of diseases like typhoid, cholera, and yellow fever, led to a need and demand for treatment of the contamination of these water sources. The first town to treat its water…

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Reverse Osmosis System

By Daniel Klein

Throughout the years, having access to clean and safe water has become a priority for many households. There are more than 2,000 contaminants that lurk in our water, with many of them being potentially harmful to our health. However, the most efficient way to combat this growing concern is to invest in a reverse osmosis…