On water filters
I find it sad that it's such a good idea for Americans interested in good health to have to install water filters in their homes. When I grew up, America was the country where it was safe to drink the water. Even when traveling to Europe, you were supposed to boil it or drink whatever bottled water was available. And of course this was standard for the rest of the world. Only the United States had an outstanding public water system. Unfortunately, we've let it go downhill. It never was perfect by modern standards of sanitation, and needs lots of upgrades which we apparently can't afford. We'd rather take our chances on the impurities in bottled water.