From the Mailbag: More Toxic Chemical Concerns and Water Filtration
- Which country does your detergent come from? Find out why it matters…
- Cabinet or countertop? Find out the best way to enjoy the health benefits of Turapür.
Dear Living Well Daily,
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Today we have two great questions — another question about trisodium phosphate (TSP) and a question about how one of Living Well’s most popular products works.
After reading about trisodium phosphate in last week’s reader mail, I tried to check my laundry detergent for TSP. However, I wasn’t able to read the ingredients — even with a magnifying glass. Warnings are always in tiny print. How can I find out if the detergents I’m using contain TSP?
Thanks for your great question, LaVerne! And for tuning in last week.
(If you missed last week’s reader questions, you can click here to find out what happened.)
TSP is a phosphate with powerful cleaning and degreasing powers. However, because it can wreak havoc on the environment and may cause negative health impacts, it’s now banned from automatic dish soaps, laundry detergents and hand soaps in several states. Since it isn’t cost effective to make different batches for states with the phosphate ban, detergent manufacturers have removed TSP from their formulas.
This means the detergent you are currently using has no phosphates or TSP in it as long as it was manufactured in the U.S.
Some detergents, such as Ariel, which is manufactured in Mexico, can have phosphates in them due to the lack of regulations in the manufacturing country. If you’re purchasing such detergents, be sure to look for a phosphate-free label on the packaging to ensure you’re avoiding TSP.
TSP is still sold in some states as a single ingredient cleaner. So all you have to do to keep pure TSP out of your home is not buy it.
Let’s rip open the mailbag…
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The Turapür water filter sounds great and I would really like to install one in our home. But what if we already have a water softener that removes the chlorine and fluoride for the whole house including a water line for drinking? Is it possible to install the Turapür in a cabinet and not on the countertop?
T., thanks for the question about Turapür installation. This is something other readers are curious about too.
The Turapür connects directly to your kitchen sink faucet. Because of this, the unit will have to be directly next to the sink in order for the spout to be above the sink basin. So unless you’re super handy, installing the Turapür in a cabinet is probably not a good idea.
However, even if you have a whole house filtration or reverse-osmosis system, you can still use a Turapür water filter and get the benefits of hydrogen water! The filter can be easily installed directly to your kitchen sink and provides two stages of filtration. The first stage reduces bad tastes and odors. The second stage passes the water through special minerals that generate free hydrogen in the water — making it a powerful antioxidant. Research suggests antioxidants can help give you energy, generate radiant skin and even help keep your joints healthy. Click here to learn more about Turapür.
Thanks for your questions! Keep them coming! Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing editor, Living Well Daily Insider
Written By Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.
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