News & Updates

Consumer Guide to Water Filters

The water coming out of your faucet may not be as clean as it should be. NRDC is working toward the day when all Americans can drink and shower in tap water without worry, but if you have immediate concerns about the water in your home, an independently certified water filter can be a good temporary fix for your kitchen faucet. Some filters aim to produce clearer, better-tasting water, while others work to remove contaminants that could affect your health. This guide will help you determine what type of filter might be right for your home.

Here’s how to find the right water filter for your home…


While bottled water marketing conveys images of purity, inadequate regulations offer no assurance

Sales of bottled water in this country have exploded in recent years, largely as a result of a public perception of purity driven by advertisements and packaging labels featuring pristine glaciers and crystal-clear mountain springs. But bottled water sold in the United States is not necessarily cleaner or safer than most tap water, according to a four-year scientific study recently made public by NRDC.

NRDC’s study included testing of more than 1,000 bottles of 103 brands of bottled water. While most of the tested waters were found to be of high quality, some brands were contaminated: about one-third of the waters tested contained levels of contamination — including synthetic organic chemicals, bacteria, and arsenic — in at least one sample that exceeded allowable limits under either state or bottled water industry standards or guidelines.

Here’s the Summary Findings of NRDC’s 1999 Bottled Water Report…


APAVIA®, LLC – Exclusive International Partner, Keystone Industries

EASTLAKE, Ohio – We are pleased to announce that Apavia® will be exclusively partnering with Keystone Industries to expand our international focus, market presence and global resources. The introduction of water treatment products to the Keystone offering will allow customers direct access to purified dental water, an ISO-certified amalgam separator to mitigate E.U. regulated mandates for waste water discharge, as well as the industry’s first, chemical-free disinfectant for dental unit water lines, surface disinfection and odor control.


Innovative Apavia Amalgam Separator for Dental Offices Receives NSF Certification, Exceeds Efficiency Standards

EASTLAKE, OHIO. . . The Apavia® AVTMax amalgam separator recently received ISO 11143:2008 certification from the public health and safety organization NSF International, meeting Best Management Practices (BMPs) and exhibiting over 99% removal efficiency.

“Required and regulated by state laws, all amalgam separators must be in compliance with ISO 11143 for use with all dental equipment,” said Meg Shank, Director of Sales at Apavia. “This certification validates that the separator is safe and meets—and exceeds—the minimum 95% amalgam retention rate.” (more…)

Apavia Exhibits at CDA in Anaheim


As one of the largest dental conventions in the nation, CDA Presents provides countless opportunities to be inspired. Learn the latest clinical and technological advancements. See hundreds of West Coast product launches. Peruse a vibrant exhibit floor featuring more than 550 companies with special pricing. Stimulate your brain with a myriad of C.E. opportunities. And take the family to one of the most magical attractions around, Disneyland.

Visit Our Booth at the Convention Center

May 15 – 9:30am – 5:30pm
May 16 – 9:30am – 5:30pm
May 17 – 9:30am – 4:30pm

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802-3496