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Purifying Water with Charcoal

DSC04041I first learned of charcoal purification from Erin. I wanted to try it, but still had some life in our Brita filter. And then that ran out, and never replaced it. Tap water is fine! I will drink it regularly for the rest of my life. But when I did some reading on the toxins that can be in tap water that can harm our health over time, I thought I could at least give the charcoal a try. So in the name of detoxifying and minimizing waste in our kitchen, I took the plunge. The charcoal is inexpensive, recyclable and easy to use. And I did notice there is a sweet, clean taste in comparison to the original tap water.

I. BOIL FOR TEN MINUTES

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II. REMOVE AND COOL

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III. PLACE IN PITCHER, FILL WITH TAP WATER, LET SIT FOR AT LEAST SIX HOURS.

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IV. DRINK UP!

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