Clearly Filtered Water {Review}

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By Contributor Jen Shragge

My husband is a water snob. He prefers bottled water to tap water, but after nine years with me, he has resigned himself to the fact that I will not allow bottled water in my home. I grew up with good old-fashioned Toronto tap water and when home water filter pitchers became popular, I followed the masses and got one. I really didn’t like the taste of the water once it passed through the water filter and eventually ditched it in favour of my trusty tap water.

Once I had my son I became more interested in the health impacts of fluoride. Since we just moved back to Toronto where the water supply is fluorinated, it was the perfect time to try the Clearly Filtered water filtration system. The Pure Filtered Water Pitcher retails for $69.95 and eliminates 90% of fluoride, 99.99% of chlorine, as well as over 96% of Lead, Mercury and Chromium 6. (www.clearlyfiltered.com)

I was also pleased to see each filter replaces over 1,000 plastic water bottles, is 100% BPA-free, is recyclable and made in the U.S.A.

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Of course, I had to make the water snob test the water in a blind taste test. I took a glass of Clearly Filtered water, a glass of regular tap water and a glass of water filtered through our fridge. He immediately disliked the tap water. He then couldn’t tell the difference between the two filtered waters and randomly picked the fridge water as the “best”. I think they all taste very similar, but knowing the Clearly Filtered water is free of almost any fluoride (amongst other things) I will be drinking that from now on.

Not everybody believes the research that indicates the negative health impacts of fluoride, but I am of the mind of, why take a chance? I already buy fluoride free toothpaste for myself and son. If another solution is as simple as buying a reasonably-priced home water filter, I am all for it. You can find more information on some of the potential risks of fluoride in our water supply here: http://www.naturalnews.com/030123_fluoride_babies.html.

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Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

Jen Shragge lives in Toronto, Ontario with her Kid and Hubby with a new one on the way. When she’s not trying to make the world greener she is trying to get her family to eat more greens. She writes about her attempts and includes her recipes at cookingforthecarnivore.

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Jen Shragge is a yoga instructor and all around eco-diva. She now lives back in her hometown of Toronto after ten years in the Vancouver area. Jen’s days are filled by her seven year old son and husband plus her toddler who was crazy enough to make her arrival on Christmas Day. In her spare time, (do moms really have spare time!?) Jen is a stylist for Peekaboo Beans, a play-focused quality children's clothing line.

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13 responses to “Clearly Filtered Water {Review}”

  1. Linda Lee — August 15, 2014 @ 1:44 pm (#)

    Good to know, thx for the review. I will look into getting a pitcher too.

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  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen — August 16, 2014 @ 9:22 am (#)

    I’m not a water drinker (I’m a coffee girl) but if I did drink water it wouldn’t be bottled water – what a waste of resources and a huge amount of money wasted. I always had a filter system when my children lived at home, a lot of them liked to drink water.

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  3. Jeannie — August 17, 2014 @ 12:48 am (#)

    Thanks for the review. We are huge water drinkers in our home, so this review definitely helped!

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  4. DARLENE W — August 17, 2014 @ 8:55 am (#)

    We have always used filtered water in our home, although the pipes in our home were redone, I am still wary of what comes through them

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  5. Melinda L. — August 18, 2014 @ 12:39 pm (#)

    There’s definitely a huge taste difference between tap water and filtered water. We drink filtered water even though our city has one of the best treated water facilities in the country. It’s all about the taste for us.

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  6. DARLENE W — August 23, 2014 @ 11:17 am (#)

    You can certainly taste the difference

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  7. Jeannie — October 17, 2014 @ 8:11 pm (#)

    I had finally had the chance to try this filter system (my brother picked one up last weekend) and even though the water quality in Vancouver is amazing, this filter system definitely gave the water a ‘clearer’ taste. I like it and may purchase one for ourselves.

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  8. kathy+downey — November 29, 2014 @ 7:30 am (#)

    I wold take filtered water over tap anyday

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  9. Sylvia — May 14, 2015 @ 6:19 am (#)

    Where to buy one of these in Canada is the question?

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  10. Debra Sjoberg — October 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am (#)

    I have tried and tried to get someone on the phone from Clearly Filtered. NO ONE ANSWERS. So I find it hard to believe that you are being entirely honest in your review.

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    • Jen — October 30th, 2015 @ 10:27 am

      I’m sorry you cannot reach them. My review is completely honest and my opinion only. I did not have to contact their customer service at the time I tested the product. Perhaps trying social media would reach somebody?

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  11. kathy downey — November 19, 2015 @ 4:39 pm (#)

    Huge taste difference between tap water and filtered water…we use spring water and i find its the best

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