YSK: Clean Water

Architectural black and white drawing of two story house with red arrow pointing to the whole house clean water filtration system
How cool is that? Graphic: Aquasana

Clean water is critical to health — and nobody understands this better than parents. That’s the finding from a new survey of more than two thousand people in the United States conducted by Aquasana, which researches consumer behavior around water filtration on an annual basis (and sponsored this post). Was COVID-19 a factor? You betcha — but that’s not all. Read on!

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#EPA Set 2 Limit Drugs in Drinking Water

It’s not inked yet, but a new proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency would limit pharmaceuticals in drinking water. Last year a study found 25 different drugs in drinking water. Could this fix the problem? [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: LifeSource Water Filtration Systems

shower faucet with yellow water coming outWater. We drink it and cook with it; it soaks into our skin and hair in the shower or bath. But as I found out recently, studies have discovered everything from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals in our drinking water. After researching drinking water in my neighborhood, I found that our zip code registered high levels of potentially toxic chemicals—including chlorine dioxide, which is a commonly used drinking water disinfectant. With a simple chlorine test that I got at the hardware store, I saw firsthand how much chlorine was in our drinking water, and how much we were absorbing in the bath and shower. At that point, I was convinced: I needed a whole house filtration system. And I found it with LifeSource Water Filtration Systems—which is now giving Mommy Greenest readers the factory price on their systems, as much as $1,000 less than retail!  [Read more…]

Are There Drugs In Your Drinking Water?

woman drinking glass of what appear to be pink and green capsulesWhen I read about an EPA study released earlier this year that found trace residues of at least 25 different drugs in drinking water, I panicked. This was on the heels of a study that linked acetaminophen in pregnancy with ADHD in children. If occasional use of endocrine-disrupting drugs like acetaminophen could affect a baby, what could they do to the rest of us if we were ingesting drugs on a daily basis through drinking water? [Read more…]