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10-20-2010, 09:29 PM
I'm tired of buying water in bottles...
I don't want plastic leeching into my water or the world being overrun with mountains of bottles, so I've decided to do something about it. Err, but I might need some input from you.
I've been debating weather to get my own distiller or this contraption called The Adya Mountain Spring Water Filtration System. It's supposed to filter out things like chlorine and bacteria and even adds minerals to the filtered water.
10-20-2010, 10:14 PM
brita... i looooove my brita!
We've been using a reverse osmosis system since the early 80s. We're actually on our second unit and now they're much more reasonably priced than they were back then.
I've since found out through my holistic MD that the RO system does remove the good minerals along with all the bad - so we buy ConcenTrace brand minerals and add those back to our water. We have the RO system hooked up to our automatic ice cube maker too. *Ü*
10-21-2010, 01:47 AM
1) Do any of these filters take out fluoride? I need one that does. It is a carcinogen and was used during WWII to pacify prisoners. It is also a mineral and never leaves the body! Fluoride = bad. Canada even outlawed it!
2) How do these filtration pitchers they sell at Wal-Mart work out?? I am not in the run for a LOT of money, so I am looking at these stupid $19.99 devices that MIGHT work or MIGHT NOT, I am not certain. Anyone have any experience?? Or is the investment worth it.
Also, what do you guys use for showers? Mrmm. Kthnx:cool:
10-21-2010, 01:47 AM
Also, anyone have any experience with reverse ionizers?
I've since found out through my holistic MD that the RO system does remove the good minerals along with all the bad
I'm using a distiller and also end up adding a tsp to a Tbsp of salt just to re-mineralize the water.
The reason I've continued to use the distiller is that I've distilled water which has been filtered through Brita-type filters - the tabletop ones and the units which fit directly to the water supply at the sink. After about 2 weeks of distilling 4 liters every second day, there is a reasonable amount of odd smelling brown sediment caked to the bottom of the unit.
And actually, its the brown sediment left behind after a few weeks use that keeps me using it. Its good to see what's not making its way into my system. There's no cartridges to replace, and if hooked up to a solar power source - can provide extremely clean water at a cost of nothing.
1) Do any of these filters take out fluoride?
I'm quite sure that distilling removes close to everything, good & bad, from the water - fluoride included. This page (http://www.healthcarealternatives.net/removingfluoride.htm) says that distilling & reverse osmosis are effective at fluoride removal.
10-21-2010, 03:04 PM
Yea distilled water would not have fluoride in it, just H20. However, if it's being stored in bottles or something then you might have some of the plastic dissolving into your water. After all, water is the ''universal solvent''. I think I'm going to go with the distiller and just add some salt or other type of mineral supplement. I bet Himalayan sea salt would work great!
10-21-2010, 06:39 PM
I use a distiller
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