Buyer Beware! Water Filtration Systems Might Be Worse Than You Think!Email this post to a friend.
Most people who are planning to purchase a water filter system for their home are doing it for health and environmental concerns. But buyer beware, some of these high priced systems can be more harmful to your health than plain tap water.
Some common drinking water problems that filtration systems are suppose to remove include heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, rust, sediments, fluoride, nitrates and radon. That’s just a small list and already quite mortifying when you read it. There are also hundreds of harmful chemicals that are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act. So how can buying a water filtration system, or even bottled water, be more harmful to your health than drinking regular tap water?
Let’s start with the popular choice of the reverse osmosis home water filter. It removes all the beneficial trace minerals that are naturally found in water. Drinking demineralized water for long periods of time has been shown to create multiple adverse health effects. For example, since demineralized water is more acidic than alkaline, minerals have to be pulled from your teeth and bones to produce bicarbonate to neutralize it. This can lead to major mineral deficiencies in your body. Cancer is also a concern when the body has a higher state of acidity. There have been many studies showing that cancer grows in acidic environments.
Now let’s talk about the money aspects of a water filtration system. The prices can range from $700 dollars up to $6000. In addition, most systems have to be changed out every 5 years, some as frequently as a year. If you’re just drinking the water and not using it for all purposes like showering, consider buying a disposable filtration system like a pitcher filter you can fill and put in the fridge. They’re price efficient and convenient.
Let’s consider bottled water. Is it any safer for your body than tap? Tests have shown that close to 70% of bottled water is completely exempt from the FDA bottled water standards. This includes no prohibition against E-coli or fecal Coliform bacteria which city tap waters are regulated against. In addition, bottled water companies are not required to filter and disinfect their water like the city does.
So you decide before you buy your next filtration system. Is it worth the buck or can you save that money and take any extra vacation to a natural mineral spa and just relax about it all.
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