I was in Clifton Natural Foods the other day, picking up a new filter cartridge for my New Wave Enviro kitchen sink filter. I replaced the one on the shower head several weeks ago, and now it was time for this one (each lasts over a year, depending on how many folk are using it).
Owner Bob and I were talking about the filters, and about water in general. I buy their reverse osmosis filtered water by the gallon to take to the office for making tea and soups. He, making a comment, asked – How do you tell when the filter needs changing? And we both answered at the same time: ?It smells like bleach.?
And that is sure true. Being around regular tap water, most probably don?t notice the continuous low level bleach smell – which is much worse in summer. But when there?s a filter on the faucet, the bleach smell is gone – until the filter is old and needs replacing.
P. S. My belief is that ordinary household bleach is one of the most dangerous chemicals on the planet. It becomes dioxin, and is a known carcinogen. And it?s everywhere – on those pre-washed salads, for instance. Ugh. We are not smart much of the time in how we take care of ourselves.