By Andrew DesslerA home water filter is a vital part of a healthy home, but many are not as reliable as they could be, according to a new report.
In an analysis published in the journal Science, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, say that while water filters can cut down on water in the home, they can also cause significant problems, particularly for people who are sensitive to bacteria.
They say that home water filters could potentially be harmful to people who have sensitive skin, including those with eczema or eczemas.
To help protect against the effects of home water filtering, researchers have created a water purifying stone.
The device is shaped like a water bottle, and can be used to purify water, according the study.
“The water purification stone is a portable device that purifies water through a series of filters, while also purifying and removing bacteria,” the authors wrote.
“Although a water filter does reduce the amount of water entering the home through evaporation, its use is generally not recommended due to the potential for harm.”
The researchers say that in order to reduce the risk of serious harm to people with eczoas, they have developed a method to remove bacteria from water through the water purifiers themselves.
The researchers used anaerobic bacteria to purifying the water through microorganisms, and a bacteria purification system that removes water through electrolysis, rather than water.
“We found that the purified water that we used in our study did not contain the harmful microorganisms that could be found in drinking water,” said Dr. Paul Wieringa, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UC Berkeley School of Engineering.
The study was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.
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