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What Dr. Seuss Can Teach You About Humanity & the Health of Our Planet

The 2012 film “The Lorax” (based on the book by Dr. Seuss) features an antagonist who makes a fortune selling bottled air after removing all of the trees from the community, thereby forcing the citizens to rely on his product. At one point a marketer smiles into the camera and says, “Our research shows that people will buy ANYTHING if it is placed in a plastic bottle.” It’s a clear shot at the bottled water industry, but, sadly it’s 100% accurate.

We all want clean and fresh drinking water. So much so that annual global bottled water sales equal $50 billion. $50 billion on water that–in most cases–is taken straight from the tap, filtered via a reverse osmosis system which renders the water unhealthy and acidic, placed in a chemical-leeching bottle, shipped thousands of miles (unnecessarily wasting fossil fuels), and sits on store shelves dead for weeks on end before you actually crack open the bottle to consume it. And then, because 90% of bottles are not recycled, they are left to pile up in landfills where they will take approximately 450 years to decompose, contaminating the soil and groundwater around them in the process.

Does this make sense to you? Does anyone benefit from this madness besides the greedy bottled water companies? Are you one of the 54% of Americans who regularly consume bottled water because you believe it is safer than tap or simply because you enjoy the convenience of it?

“A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.”

–Dr. Seuss

Unlike tap water, most bottled waters are either not regulated whatsoever or are under-regulated, which means that despite the hefty price tag, your bottled water may still contain traces of chemicals, contaminants, and pharmaceutical drugs, as evidenced by two separate National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) studies.

The water, energy and barrels of oil used to make, label, seal, pack and ship bottled water is staggering. For a visual estimation, for every bottle of water you consume, picture 1/4 of that bottle being filled with oil.

Without water, we would cease to exist. Researchers predict a looming water crisis, with shortages effecting much of the earth by 2025 due to increased population and our own carelessness. They’re calling water “blue gold” and some are looking to privatize the distribution of water. In many states it is already illegal to collect rainwater on your own property. Natural News reports that there is a man actually being jailed over this nonsense.

“Unless someone like you cares an awful whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

–Dr. Seuss

You can make a difference. Start saying no to bottled water. Install a high-quality water filter in your home. Fill a reusable BPA-free water bottle with your filtered tap water before leaving the house. Not only will you save money, but you will be drinking healthier water and preserving our most natural resource. Your wallet, your body, and our earth will thank you.

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The Dangers of Using Your Refrigerators Built-In Water & Ice Dispenser

Many modern refrigerators now feature built-in water and ice dispensers. While they can be very convenient, these dispensers also pose some health hazards that you should be aware of.

Here are three reasons you may want to rethink your drink if you are currently sipping from your refrigerators built-in dispenser:

1. Lack of filtration

Although the water and ice being dispensed from these types of refrigerators is usually filtered, the water is most often filtered using nothing but a basic carbon filter. These filters are designed to remove a limited amount of pollutants such as chlorine from your water in order to make it taste better, much like a Brita pitcher. This leaves you vulnerable to an untold amount of chemicals and contaminants that have been found in tap water supplies including bacteria, sulfur, pesticides, nitrates, fluoride, arsenic, pharmaceutical drugs, and herbicides.

2. Maintenance

Manufacturer directions indicate that the average refrigerator water filter needs to be changed every three to six months and the unit cleaned periodically, a task users often neglect. When was the last time you changed yours? Do you even know how? A clogged filter will decrease the efficiency of the system and may cause costly damage to the unit, as well as leach contaminant particles into your water and ice making it unhealthy to consume. And if you are one of the 70% of Americans who are living in a hard water area, you may need to change your filter even more often than recommended.

3. Mold

Expired water filters and as well as filters which go unused for weeks are a breeding ground for mold, and contaminants can literally rot inside the filter. Ingestion of water which has been run through a moldy filter can cause headaches, runny nose, sinus problems, skin rash, diarrhea and vomiting.

A better solution

A healthier alternative to drinking from a refrigerator with built-in water dispenser is drinking from the tap when hooked up to a Chanson water pre-filter and water ionizer. The pre-filter removes contaminants while keeping healthy alkaline minerals in, and then ionizes those minerals to make them bioavailable to the body and turn the water alkaline.

This results in a much healthier water which is still much more affordable than bottled water in the long run. Yes you will still have to to stick to a filter schedule and perform periodic maintenance as with any water filter, but the result will be well worth it.

If you still wish to continue using your refrigerators built-in water and ice dispenser despite the warnings above, we recommend snapping Ionizer Armor onto the water line, as it will cause the water and ice to be smoother and softer.

Find the best drinking water pre-filter and water ionizer for your household today or visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.

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Is Your Water Filter Too Extreme, Too Minimal, Or Just Right?

Tap water is littered with a host of chemicals and contaminants, some of which are regulated by the government to be there such as chlorine and fluoride even though they are proven to be unhealthy.

Many studies have linked these chemicals to cancer and other health issues and have determined that drinking unfiltered tap water is not safe, but that filtering your tap water is in many cases a better alternative to bottled water.

The most common drinking water filters used by Americans today are reverse osmosis systems (an extreme solution) and short-term carbon pitcher or faucet filters (a minimal solution). Here we will discuss the pros and cons of each and offer solutions to help you achieve the best filtration possible.

Reverse Osmosis Systems (R/O)

PROS:

  • Removes virtually ALL impurities
  • Only needs to be changed about once a year

CONS:

  • Removes ALL alkaline minerals and nutrients
  • Renders water acidic, which leads to mineral deficiencies and creates an internal environment which is ideal for illness and disease to thrive
  • Cannot be used with a water ionizer without a remineralizer
  • Wastes approximately five gallons of water for every gallon produced
  • Limited on demand supply – may require a holding tank (which can grow mold inside)
  • Maintenance can be extensive

BETTER SOLUTION: If installing or utilizing a reverse osmosis system, you should also install a remineralizer, which puts alkaline minerals back into the water after everything is filtered out. The Chanson Super Reverse Osmosis System (no remineralizer needed) is a five stage system which is superior to a traditional three stage R/O system and wastes only two gallons of water per gallon produced.

BEST SOLUTION: Chanson also developed the Nano-Filtration System, which is a modified reverse osmosis system that removes most impurities while keeping the beneficial minerals in (without the need for a remineralizer) and wastes the least amount of water (one gallon per gallon produced). It also provides an unlimited on demand supply and does not require the use of a holding tank, although we offer optional tanks in order to speed up your water ionizer flow.

Short-Term Carbon Pitcher and Faucet Filters (like those sold by Brita® and PUR®)

PROS:

  • Cheap in the short-term
  • Convenient – can be picked up at local stores
  • Easy to change
  • Does not waste any water

CONS:

  • Does not even remotely begin to address all chemicals and contaminants found in tap water
  • While they cover up the smell and taste of chlorine, they don’t actually remove the chlorine itself which causes distress on the body
  • Needs to be changed frequently, and costs can add up to be more in the long run than investing in a more permanent system

BETTER SOLUTION: The Chanson C3 Prefilter addresses many, many more toxins, chemicals, and pollutants and the filters only need to be changed annually. If installed under the faucet, the drinking water is dispensed directly from the tap (no need for extra pieces to be added to the faucet or to have anything taking up space in your refrigerator).

BEST SOLUTION: The Chanson Nano-Filtration System is the ultimate drinking water filtration system that will remove the most contaminants while keeping adequate levels of beneficial alkaline minerals in. You get what you pay for, and the Nano is worth it!

Visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information.

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