This Year Take a Fresh Perspective on the Way You Drink Water

        This Year Take a Fresh Perspective on the Way You Drink Water

PR Newswire

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 9, 2013

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Year is the perfect
time to take a look at your health and wellness and get into some good-for-you
habits for a great year. Water can play a key role in feeling your best in
2013. To help you get the facts on water the Whirlpool® Water Filtration group
dispelled some common myths associated with water to give you a fresh
perspective on the benefits of filtered refrigerator water.

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Water Myths vs. Water Facts

Water Myth: Bottled water, tap water, filtered water, it's all the same –
Water is water, right?

Water Fact: Filtered water is one of the most effective ways to get clean,
pure water. NSF International, the leading organization for standards on
consumer products, suggests that home water treatment systems can help provide
protection against many common contaminants found in tap water, such as
mercury and lead. Most importantly, a refrigerator filtration system can
filter the equivalent of 3,000 bottles of water, saving more than $600 a year
versus purchasing a leading brand of bottled water.

Water Myth: You are not dehydrated until you feel thirsty.

Water Fact: Did you know that you can be dehydrated before you even start to
feel thirsty? By the time you are thirsty, your body has already lost a lot of
fluids. So, it is important to remember that staying hydrated is critical for
your health.

Water Myth: Water won't help me when I'm hungry. I need food, right?

Water Fact: Drinking water does in fact help with hunger pains. At times
thirst feels the same as hunger; and a glass of water can distract you from
eating and keep you fuller between meals.

Water Myth: Tea and coffee dehydrate you.

Water Fact:Consumption of caffeine actually does count towards your daily
hydration requirement. Ultimately, tea & coffee are made from water and do not
dehydrate you whenconsumed in moderation – that is, fewer than five cups per
day. For better tasting coffee or tea try making it with filtered water. A
filter can remove contaminants, such as chlorine, that can sometimes be found
in tap water and may cause unpleasant tastes.

January marks the ninth semi-annual Filter Fresh month and in celebration,
Whirlpool® Water Filtration is announcing a number of activities to support
the initiative which began in 2009 as a way to remind people to change their
refrigerator's water filter every six months.

Join the Conversation: Whirlpool is partnering with Kristen Howerton of Rage
Against the Minivan for a Twitter Party on January 16^th from 1:00 p.m. to
2:00 p.m. EST. Throughout the afternoon, Kristen will share tips on the
importance of drinking plenty of filtered water. Attendees will have the
chance to win a new Whirlpool® refrigerator with a water filtration system
along with other prizes. To join the conversation, simply follow the hash tag

Make changing your filter hassle free: Properly maintaining your water filter
is critical, as tap water may travel through miles of infrastructure before
making its way into your home and your body, potentially picking-up
contaminants along the way. Whirlpool brand refrigerator water filters are a
great way to ensure you drink enough water – but you have to make sure the
filter stays fresh by changing it every six months.

To encourage consumers replace old filters, Whirlpool is offering 25% off a
2-pack or more replacement filters during January, by visiting and entering the promo code MULTI25 at

About Whirlpool brand
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of
major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011,
68,000 employees, and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers around
the world.Whirlpool brand recognizes that consumers lead busy, active lives
and continues to create solutions that help consumers optimize productivity
and efficiency in the home. In addition to designing appliance solutions based
on consumer insight, Whirlpool is one of Habitat for Humanity's largest
corporate partners, donating a refrigerator and range to every new Habitat for
Humanity home built in North America. For more information on Whirlpool brand
please visit or find us on Facebook at Additional information about the company can be
found at

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Contact: Monica Teague, Whirlpool Corporation, +1-269-923-7405, or Kaitlin Tierney, Peppercom for Whirlpool,
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