Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottles

There is so much buzz in the media this past year regarding the negative impact of Bisphenol A or BPA that is found in polycarbonate sports bottles. BPA supposedly may cause neurilogical and behavioral problems in fetues, babies, and kids. It has also been said that adult exposure to BPA is likely to affect the  brain, female reproductive system, and the immune system. Polycarbonate is used to make water cooler jugs, sports bottles, baby bottles, and other food containers.

Disposable water bottles or PET have also been filling up our landfills at an exponential rate. In California, roughly three million water bottles are trashed every day. Antimony is a potentially toxic material used in making PET. A scientist in Germany found that the longer a bottle of water sits around, the more antimony it develops. High concentrations of antimony can cause nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea. Some believe that keeping bottled water in high temperatures allows the chemicals to leach into the water, such as living water bottles in a hot car during the summer.

In order to combat these concerns and fears, many have turned to stainless steel water bottles from companies like Klean Kanteen. Klean Kanteen bottles are made of a sanitary 304 grade stainless steel that will not leach any kind of chemicals. You can also select which type of cap you prefer with your bottle that are either made of polypropylene or stainless steel that are also non-leaching. Each of these bottles are available in four different sizes, seven different colors, and your choice of caps. Now you can hydrate yourself and not worry. Just fill up your bottles using your home filtration system, reverse osmosis system, or distiller.

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Ultraviolet Water Disinfection

Ultraviolet technology can be more effective than chemicals in destroying certain waterborne contaminants without altering the taste of water. This makes it a practical process for treating water used for drinking and food preparation. UV light penetrates germs and disrupts their DNA, preventing them from multiplying. UV disinfection has many advantages over other methods because UV systems can be compact and easy to install. UV does not require holding tanks or long reaction times. UV can also be used in conjunction with other water treatment methods.

The UV disinfection process is quick, but different germs require different amounts of UV energy, or dosages to be destroyed. UV units should be installed after any water pre-treatment process, just before the cold and hot branch lines. If in doubt about the size of a UV unit that is needed, always use a larger unit rather than a smaller unit. Normally an 8 gpm UV unit will be adequate for an average size house. UV should be installed as close as possible to the dispensing point. UV disinfection systems like Sterilight and Pura are very quickly gaining ground on other conventional disinfection processes because it is effective, environmentally friendly and economical. UV does not change the taste of water nor does it add anything to it. It is the ideal choice for disinfecting water.

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