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Question Aquabon. Anyone using it for fresh tasting water???

Hubby just picked some up from our friendly marine supply store. The label does not say what it contains, only that it removes offensive tastes of chlorine, metals, plastic etc. I am a little (lot) worried about putting stuff into my drinking water when I don't know what it is.
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Rudy, look for an MSDS sheet on the manufacturer's web site, or contact them and ask for one. They are required to provide one for anything shipped interstate in the US.

Carbon filters are a fairly safe and proven technology.
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Masks the taste?

Adding chemicals to mask the taste of chemicals? Just doesn't sound right to me. For me, filters do the trick of cleaning out chemicals. But then chemicals get rid of the bacteria and viruses. A long time ago in Central America I used iodine tablets to kill the bad stuff in all my water (a long two years). But that was because Uncle Sam made me do it. I'm just surprised my thyroid glands still function. I'll stick to filters.
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One of the best improvements I made was buying a Seagull waterfilter at the Annapolis show last year. Our tank water now tastes like bottled!
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Supposedly adding a pinch of citric or ascorbic acid will kill the taste of iodine in the water. (aka a drop of lemon juice or vitamin C).

Using the smallest effective amount (of all the chemicals) is the biggest help. I'd rather taste chemicals in the water, than come down with giardia.
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