Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine

Newark Makes Peace with POU after Crisis of Confidence Fades

By David H. Martin Four years ago, when faced with a crisis in spiking lead contamination levels in Flint, MI’s community drinking water, panicked citizens looked to free bottled water as the only immediate solution. […]

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The Uncertain Risk of Pyrethrin Exposures

By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Although commonly distinguished as natural pesticides, pyrethrins (and their synthetic cousins, pyrethroids) have been associated with acute poisonings. Their use is common in the US and recent pesticide-related deaths […]

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Testing Mechanical Water Filtration Systems for Microbial Re...

By Rick Andrew Healthcare facilities have increased focus on infection prevention in recent years. Many of their patients are immunocompromised and therefore more susceptible to infection, so this increased focus can have a significant impact […]

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‘They Call Me The Chiller Guy’

By Donna Kreutz Years ago, Guy Lafortune’s mother gave him a piece of advice that paid off. “Back in 1988, my mother suggested that I get into the water treatment industry,” he said. “She told […]

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Using a Smartphone to Monitor Water Quality

By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD News of a new virus detection method has ‘gone viral’ so to speak. Researchers from the University of Arizona have developed a way to use a smartphone to monitor […]

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PFAS Update

By Rick Andrew PFAS, which as many of us have learned is short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, continues to be a major topic in the news media and in industry discussions. PFAS compounds are […]

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‘Consistently Great Water Quality’

By Donna Kreutz For years, Mark St. Hilaire worked as a licensed plumber in New England, where he routinely encountered an array of challenging water quality issues, particularly with customers who had private wells. The […]

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Finding Good Help

By Greg Reyneke, MWS The sun beat down mercilessly on us as we drove the dusty road toward the work camp where our prospective labor-pool awaited us. We needed 28 strong-backed men to help dig […]

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From Exposure to Illness: What Happens If You Drink Contamin...

By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Outcomes following exposure to waterborne contaminants range from absolutely nothing to rapid death. Diarrhea is the most commonly recognized outcome related to contaminated drinking water but for some, more […]

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Evaluation of Cyst Reduction for Bottled Water Filters

By Rick Andrew The NSF/ANSI Drinking Water Treatment Unit (DWTU) standards include evaluation criteria for a wide variety of technologies and products. Requirements for a spectrum of products ranging from system components to multi-stage POU […]

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