Water Filters are Technology. Which water filter do you use, /g/?
I just bought this bad boy. Filtering takes like 20 Seconds until all water ran through and it tastes great. In my region, we have a lot of calcium carbonate in the water, so it always ends up semiwhite.
My water treatment plant does this for me.
An advantage of living in the first world, eh.
I do however use a water filter in the hot tub, pic related.
Oh, and another for the aquarium.
I use the Brita Ultramax. It's amazing.
I drink tap water straight from the source. The local water is pretty good and gets controlled daily, I prefer it to the bottled water.
Don't you have to replace the filters every month or so?
Fluoride (added by municipal water suppliers) will not be filtered by normal carbon filters (e.g., Brita)
Chlorine can be neutralized by letting water sit for 24 hours (depending on it's coverage area), or areating it for at least 6 hours; as it will escape as a gas
Chloramines can be neutralized by mixing an organic compound into the water, which will disengage the chlorine/ammonia bond. How you will then deal with those two is up to you.
... you might live in an area that *has* disgusting water.
I'd usually rather drink the tap water than bottled mineral water, and usually filtering does nothing much (maybe if the house pipes are old... or you need to remove calcium or something for some reason...)
Strict government regulations, water management and nearly 100% of waste water getting treated help, eh.
Supposedly you have to change every two months (at least on my filter thingy), but I normally stretch it another month or two. Besides, filters are cheap as fuck, like 15€ for a pack of 3.
>mfw muh mum insists on having a GE water filter
>despite our city having some of the cleanest water in the country
I love her but goddammit she has some stupid opinions sometimes.
>Fluoride (added by municipal water suppliers) will not be filtered by normal carbon filters (e.g., Brita)
Is there any evidence that the levels of municipally-added fluoridation is high enough to cause bodily damage?
Except the water is as good as bottled water in basically the entire country.
It's just a matter of water treatment standards...
Well I'd recommend the little GE filters then, they last a whole year and have a little indicator for when the filter needs replacing.
Except that's not how they rate the water.
As does the bottled water in many places. There are even some brands that advertise high calcium contents (pic related).
It's not unsafe for consumption, just perhaps not good for brewing various beverages.
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>not appreciated having a top of the line fridge
>doesn't care I give him the absolute best
>don't skimp on generic filtration
Yea, that amounts to nothing.
The whole damn world is conducting science, and lots of countries had fluoridation (most of them gave it up since it didn't seem to be provable to work, unlike toothpaste).
It's a reasonable assertion that small traces of fluoride like found in water do basically nothing that adds up to anything noticeable.
Tinfoils and anti-tinfoils aside, my well water has tons of what I believe to be calcium carbonate. So much that it leaves residue on pots and such, and makes my tea and coffee taste "off".
I don't want a whole-house system and I don't want just a jug thing. Recommendations for something I can put on the sink or cold water line?
I have a massive water filtration system in my basement and then a final water softener before my special water for drinking only faucet. It is by far the best water I have ever consumed outside of $4.00+ per bottle artisan waters. The Maine life is good.
>not having a GE fridge with ice crusher
Now I just feel sorry for you.
Good luck with not loving your Mom unconditionally like I do. Although we have a GE fridge so...
Ran out of jugs of filtered water the other day. Too lazy to go out and get more for a few days. Water consumption dropped from like 1 gallon a day to maybe 1 glass because nasty ass tap water. Had to basically get it down to near freezing to make it palatable.
I was wrong about saying that it's "not proven to work". There are of course a bunch of studies that show it does help with caries:
But it is just too useless as compared to toothpaste + dentists - it's only better than doing nothing, but fluoridation never came close to eliminating caries or other problems. Toothpaste and free dentists OTOH do get a country extremely close.
Whether it works or not should be irrelevant. There are codes of conduct when it comes to medical treatment and involuntary drugging or treatment when the patient is of sound mind has always been considered unethical. You can't just drug people without their informed consent even if it's both in their best interest and that of society at large. In cases like pandemic outbreaks with forced vaccinations or quarantines at gun point that's incomparable to cavities or weak tooth enamel.
If people don't constantly oppose this it will lead to other additives in the water supply thanks to corporate lobbying. That should be their greatest fear and the biggest point raised about this subject as the detrimental effects of fluoride pale in comparison to that.
The salinity of mammalian blood is one third that of seawater and the pH level is in the same range as well. A small amount of salt in your water isn't going to be harmful unless you're already eating a diet with a lot of salt. The main issue with distilled water is that it absorbs carbon dioxide in the air turning it acidic. That is the reason why you should put salt into your distilled water.
>And what about calcium and everything else not in salt?
You get those with a well balanced diet, not through your water.
I use one of these babies for all drinking and cooking water.
Why do I need a water filter anyway??
I just drink straight from tap. I don't think fluorine existed on the water because based on my assumption ozon is used instead.
You made a pretty retarded argument by the way. Do you eat your toothpaste like the kike you are? Make sure it's kosher before you do.
>mfw people trust the jews to make a product to remove flouride
In the Netherlands legislation prevents any company from putting fluoride in water because the risks outweigh the (unproved) benefits of fluoride.
Fluoride in toothpaste and given by your dentist is enough to prevent tooth decay.
The only people who would benefit of adding fluoride to water are the companies who make money of it.
This law was made before the second world war in the Netherlands. Nowadays a law like that would never pass, because the Jews became too powerful after the second world war.
>with a Wikipedia link
I live in Finland and I filter my drinking water.
The calcium buildup ruins my coffeemaker and water boiler and I can't be arsed to be cleaning them all the time.
Filtered water isn't quite as tasty as spring water but it's still a lot better than the hard water straight from the tap.
NYC has some of the cleanest water retard. If you weren't a worthless NEET who programs shitty code all day you would know this. Our water comes from the mountains upstate. The only issue are the lead pipes, and lead pipes are everywhere.
There's no evidence that shows small amounts of fluoride ingested is helpful to tooth enamel. Yet applying it topically does. Therefore you should keep eating it. Keep doing what that TV box tells you to.
>mfw my clean & pure scottish water requires no filtration
And I guarantee that you're wrong.
See? Guarantees mean nothing.
Everybody knows that LA has bad smog. Everybody knows that Pittsburgh made steel, and that Detroit makes cars. Common knowledge.
Water isn't a basic utility?
Alternatively, if you meant aren't, you're wrong. Water and air quality are two of the largest factors in a city's reputation.
You can stop now. You were wrong, and there's no shame in that.
Well, the being old part is no different for much of Europe.
I'm pretty sure most of german-speaking Europe has prohibited lead pipes from carrying drinking water (and replaced them) for a while now.
The remainder of the EU is limited to 10 ?g/l tops, which does require most longer pipes to be yanked out and replaced in practice.
Same as not safely enclosed asbestos in houses in general... It's both quite dangerous.
Maine has some of the cleanest water in the _world_. I think it's one of their biggest exports, if im not mistaken.
The U.S. is a BIG place, just because a nasty swamp has shitty water doesn't mean a place 1000 miles away will too.
The point wasn't about whether or not my lake water is properly filtered. I live right next to the water source for my county, and it looks like shit most of the time. I am pleasantly surprised they do as well as they do. I've had water straight from the filtration facility (my dad bought some for like 25 cents a gallon), and it tastes perfectly fine.
I'm just saying, Maine's geology creates one of the best natural filtration systems around and I doubt they worry too much about how well it's filtered by companies.
NYC is one of the biggest, if not, THE biggest city in the world based on land area (not population). There is a decent amount of construction being carried out throughout, so they might be replacing the pipes. The problem is that replacing all the pipes would be expensive.
No, I'm not joking.
It's common knowledge, and the fact the two individual people provided information relating to NYC's water system demonstrates that.
Is it really that hard for you to admit that you didn't know something?
Whatever the hell LG/Kenmore filter is used in this fridge. Tastes like stuff that went through a water softener.
>people drinking water from the tap at all when there's this
the biggest issue i have with this is that it is common opinion that new york city is dirty. so i would be amazed that people consider nyc to be a dirty city but still know its water is not only clean, but among the cleanest
In my city there was a scandal concerning water treatment a few decades back. The treatment plant was replaced by a new one and it's been great since (better than bottled). Neighbor city is still shit, would not drink.
The two seem contradictory, but NYC does get its water from upstate New York, not the city itself.
Prior to the maturation of the aqueduct system in the earth 20th century, NYC stored much of its water in the city and did indeed have horrible water quality. But that was a century ago.
>NYC is one of the biggest, if not, THE biggest city in the world based on land area (not population).
But Germany is still quite a bit bigger (and possibly poorer on average), right?
> The problem is that replacing all the pipes would be expensive.
I guess so. So do they control the tap water instead?
>NYC is one of the biggest, if not, THE biggest city in the world based on land area (not population)
Pretty sure Shenzhen has it beat now. Yeah checked wikipedia and it has over 200 square miles on NYC.
Fluoride that is added to drinking water cannot be toxic in the amounts normally used, even if you drink a lot it is diluted enough for your kidneys to handle it and dispose of it properly. However, in some places, there are NATURALLY OCCURRING levels of fluoride that are much higher and can be highly toxic to people drinking it. Intentional fluoridation is not harmful. Also, pic related. The next thread on /g/ is going to be "rate my tinfoil hat".
It does have a measurable, proven benefit in helping prevent tooth decay. I'm somewhat indifferent to the practice though. It's not really a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination.
What about poor kids whose worthless ghetto parents won't take them to the dentist? I see tons of ghetto kids around my neighborhood all the time and their parents do not give a FUCK about them. If their teeth rot away, they are going to be in for some serious fucking pain later in life, unless they get tons of surgeries and/or implants, and that costs a fucking fortune.
the problem is clearly worthless ghetto parents
the solution is to replace fluoride in the water, with chemical sterilizers, only in poor areas of course
AND TAKE THE FLUORIDE OUT OF MY WATER
That doesn't solve the problem of people being poor, and parents being stupid drug addicts and whores. Poverty and drug addiction are not genetic. Besides, what you are suggesting would be an impossible task via tap water. It could be done with bottled water, but people are already paranoid about this kind of scheme, because back in the 90s, black people boycotted a popular drink for supposedly sterilizing blacks. Supposedly it was Pepsi or another soda company that was paying people to spread these rumors. It got really bad, but the black mayor went on TV and drank some and the rumors died down.
The practice of water fluoridation is common knowledge and nobody is forced to drink tap water. That said, fluoride isn't a drug; it's a naturally occurring chemical. There are higher concentrations of fluoride in sea water than any treated drinking water, so maybe you should be protesting fisheries as well?
But finally, the suggestion that corporate lobbyists would want to add other things to water is ridiculous. There is no financial benefit, and the bottom line is always the motivation here. If you can demonstrate how a corporate entity would stand to benefit from spending billions on saturating a national water supply with a chemical cocktail, you'd have a point. Otherwise, you're an idiot, ignorantly parroting ideas that you don't understand even at their most basic.
That's a completely unsubstantiated claim made by the health food industry. Some will also tell you that consuming alkaline foods will increase vitality, but the body is already slightly alkaline and food and drink have no significant impact on body pH. If that were not the case, frequent drinkers of orange juice would have severely disrupted bodily functions.
BAHAHAHAHAHAH! You fags have to filter your disgusting governmental influenced drugged up shit water
I have the absolute luxury to drink that 100% healthy, freedom aspiring 100% no chemical Delicious water straight from the natural springs arising from under my own property
Full of calcium, zinc, vitamins/minerals, and best of all, it is pure- Professionally tested of any nasty bacteria with absouletly no influence by any development projects, Fracking, drilling etc,
This is the God tier water,
And it's completely free,
I can use up as much as I want and not be charged with it,
I can even store my water in my 2x 1000L tanks on my property if ever the Apocalypse arises, remember, it's free
So Americans, How does it feel that you are drinking water which is impure, pumped full of chlorine and other harmful chemicals,
Australian Water masterace faggots
>thread started by a kraut living in a mountainous area
>lel clapistan ur so shiet
BTW have fun with your droughts faggot.
I live in the tropics,
There has never been a recorded drought in the history of the state, There have never been any water restrictions, Levey, etc water is everywhere
>stay fluorided amerifag
>If you can demonstrate how a corporate entity would stand to benefit from spending billions on saturating a national water supply with a chemical cocktail, you'd have a point.
Holy shit are you really this fucking stupid? Do you think aluminium smelting factories pay out of their own pockets to dump their toxic waste of fluoride into the water supply? They're paid to do so and they're paid well. In the US it costs $1.02 per person per year to the tax payers to have water fluoridation and of course it's promoted as a bargain that saves them money in the long run with the supposed health benefits.
In fact it's only after the Hall–Héroult process of smelting aluminium with sodium fluoride salts was discovered that the factories had PR firms convince the public that they ought to be paid to dump it into their water supplies. Had arsenic been the byproduct of that process we'd probably be arguing over the arsenification of water supplies instead and you'd be just as delusional on the subject.
>or god forbid Tasmania
I think ill go enjoy my mosquito larva and dysentery-free water thank you kindly.
I have one of these with me at all times.
It doesn't make the water taste as clean as bottled water, but it's significantly better than water straight from the tap.
>Mom claims she's always on a budget and oh woe as me this and oh woe as me that
>Didn't drop her satellite TV plan, still full package
>Was paying more for dial-up even though cable was faster and cheaper
>Fridge breaks down, have a working fridge doing nothing useful but store some cold ones, figure I'd ship it out for her
>NO I NEED TO BUY THIS FOUR THOUSAND DOLLAR FRIDGE WITH FRENCH DOUBLE DOORS AND IT -HAS- TO HAVE WATER AND ICE MAKERS BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE LIKE THE SECOND BEST WATER IN THE COUNTRY
So glad I cut her off completely. Women are fucking retarded cunts sometimes.
>actually drinking from plastic
The best thing you can do is buy yourself a 6 stage reverse osmosis filter. Removes flouride and trace chemicals, then adds the minerals back in the last stage. Basically mineral water on demand.
Fluoride belongs in the toothpaste, or even better, in a fluoride mouthwash
It's retarded to drink it and probably has much less benefits than using a fluoride mouthwash
Holy shit that lobster holder thing is amazing
Just start slow and cheap with a brita or other activated charcoal system and do research into what is most cost effective for you.
Most of the time they're not sliding anything, they analyze the threads that get replies and use it to make more effective sliding threads in the future. Right now most of the threads on /pol/ are posted by bots and being replied to by other bots by different intelligence agencies and PR groups.
To be fair, there is fluoride etc in our water, but these people are acting like you're gonna die from it.
Fucking hell, look around you. If you brush your teeth you intake fucking fluoride.
Not everywhere has the same water quality or taste. Some people need to filter their water for it to be healthy to drink. Others just prefer the taste without whatever natural extras are in the water, such as OP says, calcium carbonate.
Would you drink from a tap in Africa just because it's coming from a tap?
>Would you drink from a tap in Africa just because it's coming from a tap?
Interestingly a few people recently died in South Africa and they're blaming the deaths on inexperienced technicians that were hired based on reverse discrimination policies:
>In the newsletter, Kane-Berman was responding to the death of three babies in Bloemhof, North West, due to water contamination caused by a sewage spill. Earlier in June, the SAIRR reportedly blamed affirmative action for the deaths, and said the policy should be scrapped. The institute said black empowerment policies had seen unqualified people appointed to positions where their incompetence affected poor and vulnerable communities.
>“The Bloemhof municipality lost its capacity to maintain the sewer plant,” CEO Frans Cronje was quoted as saying at the time.
You don't think these policies will come to America eventually you're wrong.
Stop living in a 3rd world country.
>Tfw live in an area in England with shitty hard water which causes new kettles to immediately fill with limescale
It's so bad that you can taste it in the water when it's straight from the tap.
Devices like these:
are basically hatcheries for bacteria and other microorganisms, and they do a bad job at filtering out chemicals.
The more you know.
I live in Croatia and have a water spring behind my house, and basically have the most purest water around. Why do you let your government poison your water? Are you insane? Do you let your children drink that fluoridated shit?
>have the most purest water around.
You ever had it tested for flouride?
In some areas natural flouride levels are higher than are added to tapwater- and the levels have to be reduced to meet standards
> Fluoride = Poison
> Buying cheapo filters that don`t filter out fluoride
When I think about bottled water I always think of pic related
some shitty pur pitcher that was too big to fit in my sisters fridge. I'm never sure if it makes any difference, I really only use so I can keep the water in the fridge and cold, but also,
>drinking shitty city water straight from the tap
I wish I were back in the middle of nowhere with well water, tasty, well treated well water. ;-;
I think Ayn Rand could differentiate between figurative and literal.
It's expensive, plastic-wrapped, and pretty much only for convenience. I don't know the specific brand, and can't be anus'd to look it up, because it's bottled water.
I'd be cautious to use the jug. I had one, and I think there's just such a thin filter that it hardly does anything. It's also badly shaped, so the water doesn't evenly go through, leaving parts of the filter forever-unused after replacing it.
I live in western Norway. Our tap water is literally Voss water.
The point is that if she's asleep, her eyes are closed, so I don't have to watch the life leave, whereas if she's awake and facing me, I could watch the life leave her eyes.
Get some sleep, anon. I know I need to.