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New Wave Enviro 10-Stage Review
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How to Remineralize Reverse Osmosis Water
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What Does Reverse Osmosis Remove?
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Browsing All Comments By: Chiefgeekno1
  1. Have you had the water tested properly? Is sodium the only issue?

  2. Hi William,

    The only way to be sure is to test yourself. It’s widely accepted that remineralization filters don’t add back as much as is removed though.

    We listed fluoride as one of the many natural minerals that is removed by reverse osmosis. Fluoride is naturally abundant in the ground and trace elements exist in all water. These trace amounts aren’t harmful, it’s the community fluoridation that poses issues.

  3. Hi Tanya,

    Cheap home test kits are available that will tell you how effective the salt is.

  4. Hi Sophie,

    I would recommend testing with a relatively cheap kit available on stores like Amazon. This would enable you to judge how much to use and if it’s an efficient method for you.

  5. Hi Ethel,

    That’s awesome that your grandson found our resource useful!

    We hope his assignment was a huge success!

  6. Hi Susan,

    Last year they were dealing with a lawsuit concerning the validity of their “spring water” claim.

    I haven’t heard how this panned out.

    You can read more here: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/3/18292549/poland-spring-water-nestle-lawsuit-spring-water

  7. Hi Merri,

    As far as we know it’s fine. However, I’d seek the opinion of a medical professional to be sure.

  8. Hi Ray,

    The light only comes on when it’s needed.

  9. They both have very good reputations. However, the Big Berkey is significantly bigger (1.5 gallons to 2.25 gallons) so I’d base your decision on the capacity you need.

  10. Hi,

    We actually get most of our minerals from eating a healthy, balanced diet so the lack of minerals in water isn’t a huge problem.

    I’d recommend getting an alkaline filter pitcher. It’ll make the water taste better by adding some minerals back.

  11. The softener will actually make the water slightly saltier by adding a small amount of sodium.

    I wouldn’t recommend putting water of that salinity through the softener. You should treat the water first to reduce the salinity.

    I’m unsure of the maximum concentration of chlorides or salinity for a softener to work. It would vary from model to model. You’d be best consulting a manufacturer or two for their opinion.

    Hope you get to the bottom of things!

  12. Amazon sell them

  13. The ‘bypass’ setting should route the water flow around the filtration system so it is not used. This is the setting that should be used for filter changes. Otherwise, I assume the ‘filter’ setting should be used to route the water through the filtration system.

  14. It comes from mines where there used to be an ocean.

    This article explains things well:

    https://www.spiceography.com/himalayan-salt-vs-sea-salt/

  15. Those minerals occur naturally in certain soil/rock types so I can see how it happened. It’s none-the-less very worrying!

    The EPA and WHO provide safe drinking limits of these contaminants on their websites. Did Concentrace provide detailed numbers?

    https://www.wqa.org/learn-about-water/common-contaminants/mercury
    https://www.wqa.org/learn-about-water/common-contaminants/arsenic
    https://www.wqa.org/learn-about-water/common-contaminants/lead

    I’d advise you to speak directly with one of the experts from the EPA for professional advice.

    https://www.epa.gov/home/forms/contact-epa

  16. Hi Mike,

    We’d love you to use it!

    It was written by James Smith and published on August 30th, 2018

    Good luck with the project!

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