Friday, May 14, 2021

Being Interviewed on Talking Point shown on Channel 5, 13 May 2021: Do I really need a water filter?

I was approached by the producer for Talking Point to be interviewed for my views on water filters in the context of the home user in Singapore. I ended doing a show-and-tell of three different types of water filtration processes in addition to the interview. Shooting took place a month before the programme was aired on TV though the MeWatch version appeared earlier.


For my part, the programme essentially covered my demonstration of how activated carbon (AC), ion exchange resin and alkaline water ioniser work, as well as my tips to the viewer on choosing a water filter. As per CNA's practice for Talking Point, various subject matter experts were interviewed on pertinent aspects of tap water, water filters and alkaline water. Overall, given the limited duration (20min), the programme provided a rather interesting and balanced take on the controversial issue of water filters for home use in Singapore.

 

Go ahead and watch it on MeWatch!

 

Updated on 28 May 2021: The print version is available now: 

Can filtered water help to prevent cancer? Talking Point gets the answer from a food scientist.
Can filtered water help to prevent cancer? Talking Point gets the answer from a food scientist.https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/why-filtered-water-may-not-be-as-clean-beneficial-you-think-tap-14901036?cid=FBcna

Why filtered water may not be as clean or beneficial as you think

Updated on 18 May 2021: The YouTube version is available now.


 

This scene with Steven Chia was shot during my filming session with CNA but it was ultimately left out in the final version.
Figure: This scene with Steven Chia was shot during my filming session with CNA but it was ultimately left out in the final version.


4 comments:

Joanne said...

Thanks for sharing your views on Talking Point. May I ask your opinion if boiling tap water before consumption is more beneficial than drinking from the tap directly ? Many people talk about tap water being contaminated by rusty pipes. Does boiling address such worries ? Thanks !

CK said...

Hi Joanne, please refer to my post on this issue of boiling water

admin said...

Saw the video about water filters. What can you comment about hollow fiber membrane technology? Is it an effective type of water filter?

CK said...

Hollow fibre membrane technology can be effective if the design and manufacture of the entire module is well executed. They are already used in our water treatment and Newater treatment. As always, when it comes to your health, do purchase from reputable sources as there are many cheap knock-offs floating around in the market.