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Old 09-16-2007, 06:28 PM   #11
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I'm no heavy duty environmentalist but it's a little hard to justify draining the aquifer in a remote Pacific island which is impoverished to fill plastic bottles and fly them thousands of miles using up fuel and destroying the ozone layer so we can drink cleaner water. Get a water filter and go with tap!

Good point. I've used a ceramic/activated carbon gravity feed filter for years and the water certainly tastes better than tap. But who knows if it is as good at removing heavy metals as claimed. And if it is only chlorine that you want to remove from tap water, the best way is just to leave it in a clear glass container in full sun for a couple of days. Removes every trace of chlorine. Oh and the ceramic/activated carbon filters don't remove minerals. I believe only RO or distillation can.

Btw. Greg, very OT I know, but did you decide to stay with any kind of IF protocol?

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Old 09-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #12
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I'm no heavy duty environmentalist but it's a little hard to justify draining the aquifer in a remote Pacific island which is impoverished to fill plastic bottles and fly them thousands of miles using up fuel and destroying the ozone layer so we can drink cleaner water. Get a water filter and go with tap!
It's funny how the majority of the people on this site are driven by health and performance, yet, most of the decisions we make have a positive impact on the environment! I find myself defending that I am not a hippie on numerous occasions.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:50 AM   #13
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I recommend Multipure filters because they are NSF certified to reduce the highest number of contaminants of any filter on the market.

Actually I wrote a whole article about water which you can read here: http://www.dirttime.org/2007/06/27/water-is-life/ and it describes the problems with reverse osmosis and various filters, as well as providing links for sites that help you research the contaminants in your own water.
Something to keep in mind when I buy a house. Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:19 AM   #14
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It's funny how the majority of the people on this site are driven by health and performance, yet, most of the decisions we make have a positive impact on the environment! I find myself defending that I am not a hippie on numerous occasions.
Why should one have to defend if they are a hippie?
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:19 AM   #15
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Why should one have to defend if they are a hippie?
I can't answer that one, all I know is that it's a natural instinct to defend what you're not.
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