For drinking water I'm now drinking Mountain Spring in the clear plastic jugs. I'm happy with this. When I renovate my kitchen I could put in reverse osmosis, but then I'd be taking out the calcium and magnesium. Living alone, bottled water isn't all that expensive.
But what about showering? I like to get rid of the chlorine there. Then what else shouldn't be in my shower water?
Coming from the mercola.com web site it sends you to http://www.aquamd.com/main/watercheck.cfm where they give you a free water check up. It basically has a database of the water reports that each water system must file. With commentary added by someone, either Mercola or AquaMD. It does not list chlorine or fluoride levels. Not surprising, as the water authorities add it and think they are beneficial. I added the red color for ones out of range. Here's what it has for me: http://www.panix.com/~donwiss/WaterTestResults.htm
But what gets confusing is just what filters remove what? The water pressure in the fourth floor shower isn't all that strong. Do shower head filters only remove chlorine? The whole house filters presumably remove much more. But do they remove things that I'd like removed? Such as what is red on my report?
Thanks, Don <donwiss at panix.com>